About the BME

Discover the ultimate history of British Rock and Pop, through over 600 artefacts on display in Liverpool’s iconic Cunard Building. 

From the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bowie to The Spice Girls, Oasis, Adele and X-Factor, the BME boasts an unrivalled collection of memorabilia, stage outfits, instruments, images and footage. It charts the beginnings, rise and influence of British pop from 1945 to the present day. We’ve got outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, Adam Ant and Little Mix and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. We even have hand written song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row.

The museum includes galleries, interactive zones, audio visual experiences and hologram performances.  You can get hands-on in the Gibson Brands Interactive Studio by learning to play guitar, drums or keyboards.  Try your hand at being a rock star by testing the vocal booth and dance your way through the eras in our Dance the Decades studio.

Our Star Café and Merch Store are located in our foyer, and are open to the general public (no ticket required) during museum opening hours.

Learning and Public Programmes, together with our events programme and temporary exhibitions further add to the experience.  We offer educational workshops and bespoke tours for school children, and a range of public events including master classes hosted by industry experts, film screenings, Q&As, book launches and live gigs. We are even available for private hire if you’re looking to host an event with a wow factor.