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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 team will contact you ahead of your visit to discuss your requirements.


There is also time in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio, where each student will have an opportunity to play a variety of instruments and use our Dance the Decades dance studio.  

  • Workshop minimum is 10 students

  • One teacher goes free per 10 students.  All carers go free. 

  • Students: £9.50 each

  • Additional teachers: £16 each

  • A typical visit lasts 2.5 hours. 

  • Lunch space is available in our Discovery Zone (limited capacity) - please request when booking.

  • Groups of over 30 students will be divided into smaller groups.

Our workshops can also be adapted for SEND and 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 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)

"Very accommodating.  Staff very friendly and dealt with the kids' needs.  Programme was brilliant.  Tour was great and appropriate time given." Ellesmere Park High (visit November 2022)

"Brilliant Eurovision workshop - relevant to student studies." Moorside High School (visit April 2023)

"Abi and Paul's knowledge and enthusiasm really came across and our pupils loved the whole experience." Redbridge High School (SEN - visit May 2023)

"Loved EVERYTHING - really good experience for our kids.  Staff were ace and really knowledgeable.  We all learnt so much and it was very interactive." Rudheath Senior Academy (visit June 2023)


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.


Euro Pop Culture

After Liverpool's spectacular hosting of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest we continue the legacy with our Europe-focused workshop.


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


Pop Culture

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 Brands Interactive Studio

The Gibson Brands Interactive Studio is stocked with a wide selection of Gibson guitars - including Power Players which feature iconic Les Paul and SG body shapes at youth sizes, inspired by their real Gibson counterparts most suited to 8-13 years.

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!

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