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    The British Music Experience announces opening date

    Following a five year residency at London’s O2 Arena, the British Music Experience, a large scale national exhibition dedicated to the history of British Popular Music, will open permanently at Liverpool’s historic Cunard Building in 2017.

     

    Operated by TBL International, the operators of award winning Titanic Belfast, this highly anticipated museum will open on 11th February 2017. Focusing on the music genres that have influenced British Culture in the last seventy years, visitors will be able to see over 600 artefacts and over 90 hours of audio-visual content, in addition to eight interactive spaces. If that wasn’t enough, the museum will also run learning and public programmes including educational workshops tied to the national curriculum, masterclasses and gigs hosted by industry experts.

     

    With all this and more, there’s something for every music lover to enjoy. From skiffle to swinging London, to Glam Rock, Punk Rock, The New Romantics and Cool Britannia, prepare to go on a musical journey unlike any other!

     

    Speaking at the launch event, Tim Husbands, CEO of BME commented: 

    “Music is inherent and entwined with Liverpool’s history, present and future. By capitalising on the UNESCO City of Music and Liverpool’s existing tourism platforms, together, with the project’s stakeholders, we will deliver a unique and successful visitor attraction. The BME is a national museum with an international standout.”

     

    As a city renowned for it’s musical heritage, Liverpool will become the permanent home of the exhibition. Over 10% of the British Music Experience focuses on Liverpool bands and musicians, including The Beatles and Cilla Black. Combined with Liverpool’s status as the new UNESCO City of Music, Claire McColgan, Director of Culture for Liverpool, has expressed her delight at the opening of the British Music Experience:

     

    “We are delighted that the iconic Cunard Building will be the new home for this fantastic attraction. Liverpool is the perfect location for an exhibition of this calibre which celebrates the influence British music has had on society. It’s a welcome addition to our world heritage waterfront, and is yet another must-visit cultural offer in the city which creates jobs and boosts the local economy.”

     

    It won’t be long until this brilliant museum will open its doors to visitors from across the world. Perfect for all the family, the British Music Experience promises to be an incredible experience for music lovers of all generations.

     

    By Sarah O' Hara

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