DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK & POP
As the UK’s only museum dedicated to celebrating British music, the British Music Experience boasts an unrivalled collection of memorabilia, stage outfits, instruments, images and footage. The museum charts the beginnings, rise and influence of British pop from 1945 to the present day and includes outfits worn by artists from David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to Adam Ant and The Spice Girls and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. You can even find the original statues from the Brits and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row.
The Museum includes galleries, interactive zones, audio visual experiences and hologram performances. You can get hands-on in the Gibson Brands Interactive Studio by learning to play guitar, drums or keyboards and dance your way through the eras in the Dance the Decades studio.
THE GIBSON BRANDS INTERACTIVE STUDIO
This fully interactive part of the British Music Experience gives you the chance to learn and play on a whole range of amazing instruments.
Gibson and Epiphone guitars have had a huge influence on British pop music, helping to shape the sound of a nation. Here you'll find electric, acoustic and bass guitars, including Les Pauls, SGs and 335s as well as Roland drums, synthesisers and keyboards.
Regardless of your age or ability, the Gibson App allows you to learn songs through video lessons.
DANCE THE DECADES
Suitable for all ages, our Dance The Decades Experience brings together 70 years and 12 iconic dance styles in one spacious booth. Our virtual teacher is on hand to teach you all the moves that ruled the dance floors of the past and then you can strut your stuff and try it out for yourself.
For the real extroverts who love to show off their skill, there is a handy phone holder, so you can film yourself.
STAR CAFE & BAR
The licensed Star Café & Bar is located off our main foyer, and is open to the general public (no ticket required). It offers a delicious selection of Illy Coffee, specialist teas, fresh cakes, cold drinks, toasties and paninis. More Info.
EVENTS, LEARNING & PUBLIC PROGRAMMES
The Merch Store is open daily and sells a range of band t-shirts, books, vinyl and memorabilia, alongside items from our temporary exhibitions past and present.
Learning and Public Programmes, together with our events programme and temporary exhibitions further add to the experience. We offer educational workshops and bespoke tours for school children, and a range of public events including film screenings, Q&As, book launches and live gigs. We are even available for private hire if you’re looking to host an event with a wow factor.