Christmas at the British Music Experience

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Come and join us this festive season, from mince pies to live music we have something for everyone!


Since the charts began in 1952, the UK Christmas No.1 has always been a source of anticipation and excitement. With the ability to secure an artist’s place in pop music history and earn a serious amount of cash, it has long been a coveted top spot.

Our temporary exhibition of Christmas No.1s past and present will be on display throughout December in the main space.  We have a range of artefacts on display, including vinyl, promo posters and sheet music which map the history of the No.1 from Dickie Valentine in 1955, via Glam Rock and Band Aid, all the way up to the talent show dominance and subsequent decline in the noughties.  Everyone has a favourite Christmas No.1, share yours with us using the hashtag #BMEChristmas

On the Main Stage

Every 40 minutes on the main stage, we will be showing our Christmas showcase – a montage of famous British Christmas songs mixed with clips of the best festive television shows, as voted for by our crew! 

Window Projections

Look at the large windows of the Cunard Building that surround the Experience and watch the snow falling!



Come and get warm inside our festive Star Café. Serving a range of hot and cold food and drinks, specially added to our menu for the Christmas period.  Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, a range of speciality hot drinks and Christmas sandwiches.

The BME Band

Lots of our crew are really gifted musicians, and we’re delighted to be showcasing their talents in the Star Café this Christmas.  The ‘BME Band’ will be playing in the Star Café twice daily, every Saturday and Sunday during the Christmas period.  Pop in and hear them perform some famous songs and Christmas classics whilst enjoying our range of Christmas food and drinks.  Every Saturday and Sunday at 12.30 and 15.30.

Don't forget to share your photos and videos of the band using #BMEBand