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  • Advanced bookings incur a £1.50 booking fee per transaction. 

  • Each general entry ticket to the BME is valid for 12 months. You can return as many times as you like during regular operating hours. 

  • Gift Aid: The BME will receive £0.25p for every £1 of your ticket purchase if you are a UK taxpayer and agree to gift aid your ticket. We use these funds to support the Museum and continue growing our collection.  Download your declaration and return it to us when you arrive or we will supply you with a declaration on arrival. Thank you for your support. 


During September, we're open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.  Closed Monday and Tuesday.

During October, we're open each day, 10am - 5pm.


Last entry is at 4pm.  Recommended visit  time is 90 minutes.

Our Star Café closes 4.30pm.  More Info.

For full details, click book now at the top of the page and scroll through the calendar.



From time to time the Museum has a planned closure for a private hire. Always check the web site before travelling and book in advance to avoid disappointment.



Tuesday 10 October 2023


We aim to ensure all of our visitors' access requirements are fully met. Click through to accessibility for more information.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.


The British Music Experience is an ideal day out for groups of all ages.  Groups of 10+ adults receive discounted entry.  For coach parking, please see Getting Here below.

For all group, school and travel trade enquiries, contact


The British Music Experience is fortunate in having large airy galleries with a natural one-way visitor journey. However, certain precautions will be taken and we have prepared some visitor safety guidelines you will need to know before visiting. 


How to Find Us


The British Music Experience is based in the Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront.  The main entrance is located on Canada Boulevard, on the river side of the building, opposite the Mersey Ferry terminal. For visitors with special mobility requirements, we have an accessible entrance at the side of the building on Brunswick Street.  Please ask staff at our main entrance and they will be happy to assist.

Public Transport 

Multiple train providers have services to Liverpool Lime Street including Avanti, London Midland, TransPennine Express, Northern Rail and London Northwestern Railway.  Merseyrail's James Street and Moorfields stations are the nearest stations. 


All buses into Liverpool drop-off at the Liverpool ONE bus station adjacent to the Albert Dock on the Liverpool Waterfront.


The Cunard Building is directly opposite the Mersey Ferry terminal.



Follow signs to the Waterfront, Albert Dock and Mersey Ferries. Access to the Cunard Building is via Brunswick Street only.  There is limited on-street metered parking (£6 for up to four hours) along both sides and at the front of the building.  There are six disabled bays on Brunswick Street and one on Water Street.


There are a range of car parks across the Waterfront. For more information on car parking click here. Why not use Q-Park and receive 10% discount on all parking products! When pre-booking your car parking, just quote LIVBME. Click here to book.

Coach Parking

A short-stay coach drop-off point is available for pre-booked groups outside our main entrance on Canada Boulevard. Longer stay coach parking is available across Liverpool and there is a dedicated coach park at Kings Dock.

For more information on coach parking in Liverpool, please visit the Liverpool Travel Trade website.

  • Should I book in advance?
    Advance booking will give you an automatic online discount and guarantee entry at your desired time. You may book online or by phone up to half an hour before your desired entry time. We operate to time-slots every 15 minutes. Please arrive promptly for your time-slot. Book online or by phone on 0151 519 0915
  • How long is the exhibition on for?
    The British Music Experience is a permanent national attraction. We are delighted to be based in Liverpool, a UNESCO City of Music.
  • What time is last entry?
    Last entry is at 4pm.
  • Do you have a gift shop?
    Yes, our Merch Store is open daily and sells a range of band tees, books, vinyl and memorabilia, with items from all our temporary exhibitions past and present, including Bands FC, Dorothy, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and The Charlatans.
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