British Music Experience Launches Resident Pass

For the price of standard entry, Liverpool residents can now return to The British Music Experience all year round.

The British Music Experience is delighted to announce the brand new Residents’ Pass, which will allow those living within ‘L” postcodes unlimited entry for the year for just £16, the price of a standard adult ticket. Children under 5 still go free.


Pass holders will be notified about special events taking place at The British Music Experience, such as the ‘In Conversation With’ series, which includes forthcoming talks from legendary music photographer Kevin Cummins and an exclusive evening of talks celebrating the late X-Ray Spex star, Poly Styrene.

The pass will also grant unlimited access to The British Music Experience throughout the Summer Holidays Programme. The programme boasts daily musical themed story time sessions, dream catcher crafting workshops and access to the Gibson Interactive Instrument Studio, where the Visitor Experience Musicians are on hand to give tutorials.

Mayor Joe Anderson said: “The British Music Experience is a brilliant new attraction in Liverpool and we are excited to have it here.
‘’I am delighted to be able to announce a residents pass for L postcodes which gives the people of Liverpool the chance to visit time and time again and enjoy the story of British Music here in our city."

With an ever-evolving collection of costumes, instruments, memorabilia and interactive installations, The British Music Experience is constantly celebrating the arrival of something new. The Residents’ Pass will allow music enthusiasts the opportunity to be the first to experience new arrivals and keep up to date with new and exciting exhibits.  

Judith Owens, Director of Operations added: “Liverpool residents have a fantastic musical knowledge in a city with a unique music history.  We are keen to welcome residents to celebrate the Story of British Music and enjoy the changing exhibits, events and workshops that we will deliver throughout the year”.

The current collection boasts outfits worn by legendary artists such as Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, Adam Ant and X Factor finalists not to mention musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. There are hand written song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row.

Visitors are also able to get involved too. You can learn a musical instrument with the best music equipment available, from drum kits to keyboards. Even try your hand on a Gibson guitar in the Gibson Brands Interactive Studio. Teenagers will love trying their hand at being a rock star in the vocal booth and smaller children can enjoy the show and dance the decades in our dance pop routines studio!

After the main event browse an exclusive range of gifts, clothing, books and memorabilia from the Merch Store and you can rest those dancing feet with a selection of delicious snacks and meals in the Star Café.

Applying for a Residents Pass

Residents of Liverpool (living within a postcode range of L1 – L80) are entitled to free entry to the British Music Experience, every day, all the year round.

Please print off and complete the application form, using the link below and bring it with you to the British Music Experience at the Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, together with proof of ID and your L postcode residence.  The Residents Pass will be issued when you purchase your admission ticket.

The British Music Experience is open daily throughout the year, except 25 and 26 December. You simply need to show your Residents Pass to receive free entry.

British Music Experience Residents Pass Application Form

Comments (23)

  • Steve Sharp Avatar

    Steve Sharp

    Need two residents passes for wife and myself.

  • Christine Leadbetter Avatar

    Christine Leadbetter

    I am thrilled I have wanted to attend but the cost was too much so I will make good use of my pass.

  • Katherine Bellamy,John Bellamy and Robert Bellamy Avatar

    Katherine Bellamy,John Bellamy and Robert Bellamy

    3 Residents passes please. Robert is 14.

  • Helen Baldwin Avatar

    Helen Baldwin

    Please send me a residents pass

  • lynne dill Avatar

    lynne dill

    thats nit very fair on people that live on the wirral and visit your attraction regulary !!

  • E. Needham Avatar

    E. Needham

    We went to see the British music experience several months ago, do we have to pay again to obtain the new pass?

  • Sarah Kershaw Avatar

    Sarah Kershaw

    This is a fantastic offer for local residents!

  • Ben sexton Avatar

    Ben sexton

    I'd like a years pass please

  • Barry Bryce Avatar

    Barry Bryce

    Such a shame that people from the Wirral have not been included.Personally I was born and raised in L22 but because of this postcode lottery I am unable to take advantage of this amazing offer ad I reside in CH44 just over a mile away from the city centre.

  • David Riley Avatar

    David Riley

    I think that's a real good move in the right direction but please extend it to your neighbours on the Wirral CH who also put a lot into the local economy of Liverpool and are only divided by a river. Many thanks

  • Steven milne Avatar

    Steven milne

    You give a phone number for information but person who picks up the phone can not give any information can only tell you to go to website which tells you to call the number please can someone get their act together

  • Donna Dasher Avatar

    Donna Dasher

    I visited a few months ago with my two daughters would I not be eligible to a residents pass loved it so much that we would return

  • David Boyce Avatar

    David Boyce

    Why not the same pass arrangement for people living in the Greater Merseyside area? The Wirral is essentially a dormitory for Liverpool, we used to have L postcodes but these were changed to CH due to structural changes within Royal Mail.
    Yours, David Boyce. Wirral Ch62 5HP

  • Elizabeth needham Avatar

    Elizabeth needham

    Waiting for reply to my last e.mail. Yes I live in L area. Thank you.

  • BME Admin Avatar

    BME Admin

    Thanks for your comment, Steve. To receive a pass, you need to print off and complete the form linked at the bottom of the article, which includes full instructions and terms and conditions.

    At the moment the Residents Pass must be purchased in person at the venue.

  • Claire Avatar


    How about us residents in the Wirral? It's not like we're any further away than Burscough!

  • Richard Gillmore Avatar

    Richard Gillmore

    Will this be extended to Wirral residents (just over the water!) with CH postcodes!?

  • Ian Strom Avatar

    Ian Strom

    Disappointed that residents in Southport Merseyside, (part of the Liverpool City Region) can't take advantage of this as we have a PR8 and PR9 postcode whereas residents in Lancashire can (Ormskirk and Burscough are L39 and L40)

  • Arwel Avatar


    Me and my Girlfriend went a few months ago are we eligible for a pass each ?

  • J Smith Avatar

    J Smith

    Is there a discount for pensioners?

  • BME Admin Avatar

    BME Admin

    Thank you for all your feedback on our new Resident Pass. Currently it is only available to residents with a L postcode, but we are taking all your feedback on board.

    For those of you who have posted requesting a pass to be sent to you, you have to print off the application form above and bring it with you to the venue and order it over the counter, where your resident pass will be issued with your ticket. The form contains all instructions of what you need to bring with you.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to issue residents passes retrospectively.

  • Victoria Avatar


    Hi. You recommend booking tickets in advance during the busy opening period and during the busy season, but you also state that the residents pass can only be purchased in person and will be issued when buying a ticket. Does this mean that I cannot buy a residents pass if I book in advance online? Is it still necessary to book in advance at the moment?

  • BME Admin Avatar

    BME Admin

    Thanks for your comment. In answer to your question, to purchase the residents pass, you have to print off and complete the form on our website and then bring it along (in person) to our admission desk at the Cunard Building with proof of your address (see the form for full instructions).

    At the moment it is not possible to buy a residents pass online, but you don’t need to book in advance to buy your ticket.

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