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An exclusive look into Liverpool's upcoming exhibition, The British Music Experience

by Jodi McGowan. Published Tue 07 Mar 2017 21:13, last updated: 07/03/17

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Liverpool’s permanent exhibition, British Music Experience, is the UK’s latest display dedicated to the British music industry.
Situated on the iconic waterfront in one of the Three Graces, – the Cunard Building – the BME is the new home to historical instruments and many costumes worn by famous faces.
Liverpool is renowned for its history in music and fashion – often referred to as England's capital of music.
While travelling from 1945 to the present day, you get to see over 600 artefacts, archive footage, rare photographs and personal items that have never been put on public display before.
The evolution of musical trends in Britain began after the Second World War with artists such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and Bill Haley inspiring the world.
Of course you cannot have a musical experience situated in Liverpool without The Beatles and Cilla Black.
The museum showcases artefacts from the first ever real example of fan mania in Britain, The Beatles, and the glamorous geometric dresses of the mod look worn by Cilla herself.
The slim fitting and bright coloured garments were modelled by Twiggy and were sold all over throughout the 1960s and are still popular to this day.
Not only do you get to witness the various outfits from legends we have lost over the years such as David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, but you also get to see handwritten lyrics from icons still living such as Adele and Coldplay.
So tell me what more do you want? What you really, really want?
The Spice Girls costumes from a variety of music videos please.
The BME has just that along with their custom made dolls in matching outfits.
Grooving into the British pop era, items on display include Noel Gallagher’s Epiphone Union Jack Sheraton guitar and instruments from the Arctic Monkeys and Robbie Williams.
When you think you have seen it all, you come across outfits worn by X-Factor’s Honey G, Leona Lewis and Emily Middlemas.
Along with the memorabilia, the museum also plays host to its own learning zones, instrument studio, audio visual experiences, a live music venue and a dance area where you can learn all the dance crazes from past decades.
Keep your eyes and ears open for the pop-up live shows from artists such as Boy George on the main stage as soon as you walk through the door.
Finally, to top your experience, you can treat yourself to some merchandise in the gift shop and then a snack in the cafe.
Tickets are now on sale to see this amazing attraction and it will be open to the public on 9th March 2017.



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"Hi Jodi, thanks for the review. Thought you'd like to know that the BME was designed by consultants Cubit3D in Edinburgh. We love Liverpool!" Russell Stewart, Edinburgh around 9 months, 1 week ago