BME x Eurovision Village
We’re super excited to be right in the middle of the action for Eurovision 2023 when we form part of the Eurovision Village on Liverpool’s Pier Head. If you’re planning to visit us during the period 5 May-13 May, things will feel a little different on the Pier Head - please read the following carefully to avoid any disruption to your visit.
Sunday 14 May - Wednesday 17 May
As the Eurovision Village is packed down, access to BME is still via Water Street only. Report to security, and then follow the signs down the fenced corridor on the left to our entrance.
Friday 5 May - Saturday 13 May 2023
BME Museum Opening Hours (EXCLUDING EVENTS)
Last entry is always one hour before closing, although we recommend you give yourselves 90 minutes to visit.
5-8 May: 10am to 5pm
9 May: 10am – 8pm
10 May: 10am – 5pm
11 May: midday – 8pm
12 May: midday – 5pm
13 May: 10am – 5pm
BME Event Opening Hours
8 May – Lyn Paul and Nicki French in Conversation: 6pm – 9.30pm (event starts 7pm)
10 May – Big Eurovision Quiz: 6pm – 10pm (event starts 7pm)
12 May – Nicky Stevens in Conversation: 6pm – 9.30pm (event starts 7pm)
13 May – Grand Final Screening: 6pm – Midnight (broadcast start 8pm)
How to Find Us
We are part of the Eurovision Village site from 5 May - 13 May inclusive. To find us, follow the city-wide signs to Eurovision Village.
All BME guests must enter the museum via the Eurovision Village entrance on Water Street and everyone will be subject to security checks.
No bags larger than A4 in size will be allowed inside the Eurovision Village site and there is a list of prohibited items which includes liquids, aerosols, creams and gels in containers above 100ml, food and drink. For the full list of items click here
Entering BME when Eurovision Village is Closed
Eurovision Village opens at midday each day (except on 5th May when it opens at 5pm and 13th May when it opens at 2pm). If you wish to enter or exit BME outside of these times, you will head down a dedicated corridor situated between BME and Water Street.
Entering BME on Grand Final Day – 13th May
Eurovision Village is fully ticketed on 13th May and all tickets are sold out. If you are visiting BME on 13th May with either a general entry or event ticket, you must enter and exit down the dedicated corridor situated between BME and Water Street.
If you have a ticket to the Eurovision Village Grand Final, you cannot exit once you are inside. If you are visiting BME as well, you will need to visit us first and then go back through security into the Eurovision Village.
On Grand Final Day, BME guests won’t be able to access Eurovision Village unless they have a Eurovision Village Grand Final ticket.
Guests unable to access the Cunard Building via our main stairs can still use the accessible lift into the building located on Brunswick Street. Once inside, everyone will be subject to security checks before entering BME.
We expect to be very busy during this period, so it is always best to book ahead online. Booking online will secure your entry time and give you the best price.
Significant road closures and traffic diversions will be in place, in and around the Pier Head area well in advance of the event, and throughout its duration. Parking is suspended around the Cunard Building during this time, so plan your journey ahead and use one of the car parks nearby.
What is the Eurovision Village?
Eurovision Village is set to be the main hub for fans and locals to soak up the celebratory atmosphere of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will offer a mix of incredible one-off shows, live performances, DJ sets and special guest appearances.
A unique area – Discover Ukraine – will be dedicated to celebrating Ukrainian creatives, with a whole range of European food and drink on offer across the site, making the Pier Head the absolute number-one place to spend time with family and friends and get into the inimitable Eurovision Song Contest spirit.
The first eight days of the Eurovision Village are free and non-ticketed, with the Grand Final Party on the Pier Head on Saturday 13 May being £15 a ticket (this event is sold out).
Details of the Eurovision Village - including headline performers and the themes of each night - can be found right here.