Christmas Family Fun

Throughout the festive season The British Music Experience welcomes families of all ages to come along and experience the story of British music through costumes, instruments, performance, memorabilia and some special activities, including a special screening of the Muppet Christmas Carol.

During the Christmas holiday we've got something for everyone, from tots to teens all the way up to granny. Highlights include the chance to get your hands on a top-flight electric guitar in the Gibson Interactive Instrument Studio, with experts on hand to give you some valuable tips, a colouring competition for those budding little artists and a chance to meet some very special mascots.

Open Sessions: 1.00pm – 3.00pm in the Gibson Interactive Area
Open Sessions – Come on down to the British Music Experience where we will be hosting our Christmas Skiffle sessions. Whether you are a beginner or a pro on the washboard we want to see you form your own Skiffle band helped along by our Visitor Experience Musicians who are on hand every day from 1.15 – 3 pm in the Gibson Interactive instrument studio. All ages welcome.

Family Trail: All day

Come along to the British Music Experience and take part in our free Family Trail. Travel around the decades solving puzzles and answering questions on the rise, fall and influence of music over the decades. Complete the Trail and receive a certificate making you a British Music Explorer. Suitable for 4 -11 years

Christmas Colouring Competition: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Who will be your Christmas number one? Design and name your Christmas single and enter our British Music Experience competition. This Christmas you get to decide who is number one at the British Music Experience. We will be posting some of our favourite entries on the British Music Experience Education Facebook and Twitter page. Our Crew will pick their favourite and the winner receives a ticket for you and all your family to the British Music Experience.

Story Time Session: 1.00pm

We’re having an interactive fun-for-all-the-family Storytime session. Sing along to well-known tunes and come along on Dougie Floyd’s Christmas adventure.  Meet Dougie’s friends and help him solve some puzzles along the way. Suitable for all ages. Suitable for under 7’s

Meet the Mascot: 1.30pm

Meet our very own Dougie Floyd!  He will be popping in for a visit to meet our British Music Experience Explorers every day in the Discovery Zone straight after story time.  Suitable for all ages

Christmas Film Night: 20th December 5.30pm (Rating: PG)
Come join us after hours for our Christmas Film Night where we will be showing the Muppet Christmas Carol. Our café will be serving cinema style snacks and drinks. Fun for all the family.

Tickets: £6 (£5 for Resident Pass holders*).  Children under five go FREE! 

*proof of Resident Pass required.

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