Festive Family Fun at the BME

Open Sessions

3pm – 5pm: Gibson Brands Interactive Studio

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, get hands-on in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio. Our Visitor Experience Musicians are on hand every day to have a jam or give tips and advice to get you started on your musical journey.

All ages welcome

Dougie’s Mini Music Makers

We are dedicating a space in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio to under-fives, including percussion and rhythm instruments so your tots can dance to the beat of their own rhythm.

Suitable for under-fives

Family trail

Meet Dougie Floyd and his gang of musical mates, explore the exhibition following clues and completing puzzles along the way. Complete the trail and receive a certificate making you a British Music Explorer.

Suitable for 4 -11-year olds

Christmas Craft: Make Your Own Elton John Glasses

Get crafty with Frankie Feathers this Christmas and make your own Elton John glasses! Colour, cut and stick your way to a pair of fabulous specs of your very own. Make sure to check out our cabinet with Elton’s actual real glasses and discover the glamorous side of the seventies. 

Suitable for all ages

Christmas Film Night at the Museum

18th December, 6.30pm

Come join us after hours this Christmas for Film Night at the Museum where we will be showing the Christmas musical classic, The Muppet Christmas Carol.  The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Can Scrooge change his ways and regain the Christmas spirit?

Certificate U, running time 1 hr 25 mins.  Please note there are no ads or trailers.  Our museum galleries are closed during film screenings.

Enjoy our range of freshly-baked Christmas cakes and mince pies with a glass of mulled wine or a speciality hot drink.