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The British Music Experience – an exciting prospect for the city

The British Music Experience is coming to Liverpool and will be located in the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s magnificent waterfront. At a press conference today music mogul Harvey Goldsmith, Chair of the BME Trustees, said that as soon as he walked into the Cunard Building the deal was done. Eleven other cities were in contention to host the nation’s only archive of pop and rock memorabilia but the stunning Cunard Building and Liverpool’s unmatched musical heritage made the location a no-brainer.

The Cunard Building
The Cunard Building

This will be so much more than a museum though. There will be an instrument room where visitors can try out a variety of instruments after a brief tutorial and then record themselves – there’ll be vocal booths too so you could conceivably record a whole song there. There’ll also be an opportunity to learn specific dances and see yourself in action on the BME website.

Education is a large part of what BME is about and they will be collaborating closely with LIPA. Interactive technology will be to the fore to ensure that any visit to BME will be a full-on experience.

You could tell that Mayor Joe Anderson is very excited about BME coming to Liverpool and Harvey Goldsmith stressed that BME would be enhancing, working with and not competing against the musical heritage attractions that are already on offer in the city.

The British Music Experience is due to open in Spring 2016. Exciting!

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