LEARNING AT THE BME
Boasting an unrivalled collection of stage outfits, memorabilia and instruments, the BME charts the beginnings, rise and influence of British pop on art, fashion and even the government from 1945 to the present day.
An education field trip to the BME in Liverpool includes one of our interactive workshops and a tour of the galleries - both led by one of our Learning Crew. With over 75 years’ worth of history to draw from, our workshops can be tailored to your needs. A member of our education team will contact you ahead of your visit to discuss your requirements.
There is also time in our Gibson Interactive Studio where each student will have an opportunity to play a variety of instruments and use of our Dance the Decades dance studio.
Workshop Minimum: 10 Students
One teacher goes free per 10 students. All carers go free.
Students: £8.50 each
Additional teachers: £12.50 each
A typical visit lasts 2.5 hours. Lunch space is available in our Learning Zone (limited capacity).
Groups of over 30 students will be divided into smaller groups.
Our workshops can also be adapted for University visits and we offer specialist guided tours for Art, Design and Fashion students and opportunities to use the museum for art classes.
To book your school group or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0151 519 0915 (please note our phoneline is only staffed when the museum is open).
"Fantastic trip today with my GCSE and A Level music pupils. The education package is outstanding and directly links to the content of the GCSE and A Level courses. The pupils left inspired and excited! Thanks to the staff who were fantastic and made us all feel welcome. Highly recommended!" Wirral Grammar School (visit February 2022)
"The Whole experience was great. Lovely, welcoming staff as soon as we arrived. Passionate and knowledge staff made it very enjoyable" Church Drive Primary School (visit June 2022)
"Staff were superb - went out of their way to help in the interactive studio and kept children engaged. Stage performances were engaging and the children enjoyed listening to variety of artists." Raughton Head Church of England Primary School (visit June 2022)
Our programme of workshops caters for a range of ages and abilities and cover a variety of curriculum areas. Workshops are held in our dedicated education space, the Discovery Zone.
New for 2023 - Euro Pop Culture
We're super-excited that Liverpool is hosting the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest and to mark this very special occasion, we've designed a brand new workshop - launching Easter 2023!
Get ready to travel around the world over the past six decades! We'll learn about how social and political changes have been reflected in the world's most fabulous, most inclusive and most watched live music event - the Eurovision Song Contest.
Most suited to Key Stages 3/4 - perfect for all students, but particularly good links to Citizenship, Humanities, English, Languages, Music, Creative and Media Studies.
Pop Culture: Rewind
Music is more than just a soundtrack to our lives; it has an enormous impact on the way we live.
This fun, interactive workshop takes you on a journey back through time to the end of the Second World War, using stories, music and objects from the British Music Experience collection.
Let our musical friend, Dougie Floyd, take you on a trip back in time. Prepare to sing along, dance and dress up as we journey along the soundtrack of our country’s history!
Most suited to Key Stages 1 & 2 and SEND
Explore the social and political backdrop behind pop music.
Our Pop Culture workshop explores some of the key events that have shaped modern Britain since 1945 and examine how changing attitudes and technological advances have been reflected in popular music.
Learn about the music and fashions that have emerged from music movements and explore the social and political reasons for the rise of famous styles.
Suitable for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 - perfect for all students, but particularly good links to Citizenship, Humanities, English, Music, Art and Design, Creative and Media Studies
Gibson Interactive Studio
The Gibson Interactive Studio is stocked with a wide selection of Gibson guitars. Each of the guitar stations are connected to a bespoke interactive guitar lesson for beginners, intermediate level and advanced.
Students can also take lessons on industry-favourite Roland keyboards or let off some steam on the electric drums also complete with interactive tutorials.
Each Education visit includes dedicated time in the Gibson Interactive Studio.
Dance the Decades
Suitable for all ages, our Dance The Decades dance studio 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 try it out for yourself!