British Music Experience

Gibson Interactive Studio
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The British Music Experience is the new national museum of Popular music.

It opened at The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula in March 2009 and fills a void by acting as a cultural provider and giving people the opportunity to both learn and celebrate the history of British Popular music.

The museum includes exhibition galleries, learning zones, a music studio, dance area, a live music venue, and immersive audio visual spaces.

A full Education and Public Programme, ranging from workshops and trails to full scale concerts and Master Classes, enhances and compliments the experience.

It was privately funded and runs as an independent charity to advance the education and appreciation of the art, history and science of music in Britain.

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Opening hours

Mon to Sun from 11.00-19.30
(Last entry is at 18.30)

Admission charges

Adult tickets = £12.00

Child tickets = £6.00
(Children under 5 go free)

Concessions tickets = £8.00
(Senior Citizens /Student 18+ / Unemployed)

British Music Experience

Combining cutting edge audio-visual technology with some of the most coveted music memorabilia of all time and the only exhibition where you can select your favourite content and media recordings to keep.

You can trace historic, era defining moments and trends through 60 years of music history, learn about British music’s influence on art, fashion and politics, feel the thrill of being in the crowd at a legendary gig, flick through virtual record collections, eavesdrop on fantasy dinner parties and search across a giant interactive music locations map of Great Britain.

There are infamous, iconic pieces of British music memorabilia featured including David Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes clown suit and Ziggy Stardust costume, Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack guitar, Roger Daltrey’s Woodstock outfit and a vintage Amy Winehouse dress.

Not only that, you can develop your skills on guitar, bass, drums and in the vocal booth at the Gibson Interactive Studio and even your dance moves in Dance the Decades.

And finally, when you return home you can log into your MyBME library and access all of favourite bits of the exhibition and continue your trip through music history.

British Music Experience
The O2
Peninsula Square
Greater London
SE10 0DX



Customer service


020 8463 2000

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