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Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

1. Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

Journey through more than 6 decades of popular culture at the British Music Experience in the heart of Liverpool. Whatever age you are, and whatever you are into, there is something here for you. There are outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, and Adam Ant and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. See over 600 artifacts, such as handwritten song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits, and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row. You can also get involved. You can learn a musical instrument with the best music equipment available, from drum kits to keyboards, and dance the decades in our dance studio! After the main event, browse an exclusive range of gifts, clothing, books, and memorabilia from the shop and you can rest those dancing feet with a selection of delicious snacks and meals in the Star Café. Also included in admission is Don’t You Forget About Me, a temporary exhibition celebrating the massive contribution to British Rock and Pop made by Scottish artists. Discover iconic pieces from bands and artists who have helped shape the global music landscape over more than 60 years. See the Burberry coat worn by Midge Ure in the classic Ultravox pop video for Vienna, as well as the Tom Ford leather `Elvis’ outfit designed for Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri and the Issey Miyake coat worn by Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil. Instruments loaned for the exhibition include Cream legend Jack Bruce’s Aria bass guitar, and a Fender Stratocaster used by Big Country frontman and Skids guitarist Stuart Adamson, as well as an Ibanez acoustic guitar played by John McGeoch, once of Magazine and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

The Liverpool Pass: All top attractions including Bus Tour

2. The Liverpool Pass: All top attractions including Bus Tour

Admire Liverpool from the land and see with a 1-day or 2-day Liverpool Pass that gives you access to the River Explorer Cruise and the City Explorer Liverpool hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy entry to British Music Experience, Strawberry Fields, The Beatles Story, and the Liverpool FC Museum. Discover the waterfront Liverpool and travel along the river Mersey with a River Explorer Cruise. Hear commentary that tells tales of smuggling, music, and war as you glide down the river.  Step into music history with access to the British Music Experience. See Freddie Mercury’s stage outfits, handwritten Adele lyrics, the Sex Pistols’ guitars, and a dance studio.  Cut through the crowds and spy some of Liverpool’s best bits from the elevated view of an open-top City Explorer Liverpool bus. Hop on and off at any of the 14 stops in locations like the Cavern Quarter, the historic Albert Docks, and the Liverpool Cathedral.  See where John Lennon would play in the gardens as a child with access to Strawberry Fields. Feast your eyes on rare album sleeves, handwritten lyrics, Lennons’ spectacles, and Ringo Starr’s drumkit at 'The Beatles Story.' See replicas of iconic Beatles locations like Abbey Road Studios and Casbah. Explore Liverpool Football Club's silverware and memorabilia at the Liverpool Football Club Museum. Visit the brand new Boom Room Exhibition, which tells the epic story of Jurgen Klopp's dream team. 

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What people are saying about British Music Experience

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 190 reviews

This is a really fun activity, and we learned so much! We especially enjoyed playing at guitar, drums and keyboards. A few interactive displays were not working, neither was the recording studio. In spite of those omissions, though--five stars.

Very good exhibition,exciting and vibrant. Really worth going. Interesting items of pop memorabilia and iconic clothing from pop history. Tracing pop culture from skiffle, classic Rock and Roll, to contemporary influences.

Such an underrated resource for kids to explore. They are encouraged to get hands on with music in many different ways and the staff are just wonderful too.

Very well organised and very informative. Loved being able to play the various instruements. Able to wander round ar oen leisure with no time pressure

Well worth it. Handy to lots of other activities so easy to get to. Bonus section on the Scottish artists we really enjoyed too.