Summer Holidays at the British Music Experience

Throughout the Summer Holidays, the British Music Experience welcomes families of all ages to come along and discover the ultimate history of British Rock and Pop and some special activities, including a special Grease Sing-Along screening.


During this 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.

Throughout the Summer Holidays, the British Music Experience welcomes families of all ages to come along and discover the ultimate history of British Rock and Pop and some special activities, including a special Grease Sing-Along screening.


During this half term 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 and a colouring competition for those budding little artists. 

Gibson Brands Interactive Studio Open Sessions: 1 pm – 2pm, every day

Meet our Visitor Experience Musicians who are on hand every day from 1 – 2 pm in the Gibson Brands Interactive Studio. The Open Sessions are designed to make music accessible and encourage participation, whether you’re a beginner or advanced. Unleash your inner musician!

Suitable for all ages

Little Gibson

We will be dedicating a space in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio to under-fives. The section will include percussion and rhythm instruments so your tots can dance to the beat of their own rhythm.

Suitable for under fives

Family trail: All day

Come along to the British Music Experience and take part in our free 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

Craft Corner – Colouring: All day

From Dougie Floyd to Frankie Feathers, who’s your favourite character from the British Music Experience troupe? This Summer Holiday, design an outfit for your favourite character for a chance of winning a British Music Experience family ticket.

Suitable for all ages

Film Night - Grease Sing-Along: August 16th 6pm 

Ever wanted to be a T-Bird or a Pink Lady?  Well now is your chance!

In honour of the 40th Anniversary of the most successful movie musical of all time, we will be screening a sing-along version of the original high-school musical.  Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Featuring all your favourite songs including, ‘Greased Lightning’, ‘Grease Is the Word’, ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘Sandy’ and of course ‘You’re the One That I Want’.

Fancy dress is encouraged and audience participation is a must, the best dressed will win two general-entry tickets to the British Music Experience.

Suitable for all ages

Tickets £6

Members/Concessions £5

Children under five: free

Our Star Café will be open all evening, with a range of hot and cold drinks, sweets and snacks.