When we recently visited Liverpool we were given the chance to visit the British Music Experience with tickets gifted to us in return for sharing our experience. Well, we absolutely loved it and here is why.
So much to see at the British Music Experience
Where do I start? There is so much to see here for any fan of British popular music, no matter your age, favourite decade or musical tastes.
There is a wide selection of memorabilia from rock and pop music through the years up to the present day. From Bowie to Adele and the Sex Pistols, there’s something for everyone. There are both bigger items like the Queen drum kit which Ben, as a massive Queen fan, loved and smaller items like a pair Elton John’s glasses. Each decade had a separate section full of information, memorabilia and videos. With music in each area from that decade, it really got you in the mood.
All of the items were laid out very well so they could easily be seen and at heights suitable for all ages and abilities.
I loved that the layout was clear but there was no expectation to follow a route around and you could go back and forth to your favourite parts throughout your visit. I am not as keen on places with a fixed route around as sometimes it’s nice to go back and look at things for a second time.
Amount of time that could be spent there
There was so much to see that you really could spend a few hours there if you chose. I loved this as I find some attractions really are not suitable for a long visit and then they don’t end up being very good value for money.
The BME has toilets and a lovely cafe so you can make a lovely afternoon of it with the whole family.
With seats in plenty of locations around the building it would be great for someone who struggles to stand for long too. The audio guide full of more information was great and you could even sit and listen to that alongside looking at the displays.
You can try out instruments!
We loved that there was a singing booth, drum kits, guitars (both electric and acoustic), a keyboard and more that you could try out yourself in the Gibson Interactive Studio.
Ben felt so relaxed and he really enjoyed playing the drums. He has now decided he would love to learn to play the drums. However, until we have a soundproofed house that will most definitely not be happening! There was a member of staff on hand to help you and show you what to do. She even tried to teach Ben a chord and played along with him.
Would we recommend the British Music Experience?
We most definitely would! It was a wonderful afternoon out and we were actually sad to leave. Ben could have stayed there playing the drums all day. All the staff were friendly and helpful. the cafe did lovely food and drinks and the gift shop was great with a variety of gifts and souvenirs.
If you are in the Liverpool area or you’re due a visit then this is one place I would definitely recommend you visit.
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