BME - A New Music Attraction at the O2 in London:
Occupying 22,000 square feet of the O2 bubble (formerly the Millennium Dome), the exhibition is the only British attraction devoted to the past 60 years of British popular music.
Not just a museum, the BME is full of interactive exhibits, using cutting edge audiovisual technology, to give visitors real performance experiences in music, song and dance.
- What: An exciting new British music attraction
- Where: The gigantic O2 music venue in Greenwich, London
- Admission: Adults - £15, Children-£12. Children under 5 admitted free. Group discounts available. Admission is by timed entry slot. Once you enter, however, you can take as long as you like to visit the exhibits. Tickets can be booked online, by telephoning +44 (0)870 534 4444 or in person at the box office. See More About Tickets, below.
- Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 10a.m. to 6:30p.m. Last entry is at 6:30p.m. but the exhibition closes at 8p.m.
Budding Musicians Will Love It:
For the more ambitious, there will be workshops, master classes and concerts from time to time.
Think You're a Real Mover? The Next Big Voice?:
In the vocal booth, listen, learn and sing along with top British performers. And yup, you can save that on the website too.
Other Exhibits at the British Music Experience at the O2 London:
Explore musical genres in depth - Skiffle to Reggae, Rock 'n Roll, Blues, Punk,Grime - and download music from the BME archive.
And fans of music memorabilia won't be disappointed. There's a good collection of key British music memorabilia - David Bowie's Ashes to Ashes clown suit and Ziggy Stardust outfit, Roger Daltrey's Woodstock outfit, a vintage dress from Amy Winehouse.
More About Tickets:
Must I book in advance?It's a good idea. Entry is by timed slot. If you head out to the O2 during a busy time (before a Michael Jackson concert, say) you could find that all the slots for the day are already booked.
How Do I Get to the O2?:
Note that if you drive to the O2 you have to prebook a ticketless parking reservation online and parking (in 2009) cost £17.50
Full directions for getting to the O2 can be found on The O2 website
Who's Behind It?:
- Gibson Guitar
- Sennheiser, makers of microphones, headphones and audio equipment
- Getty Images, provider of news, sports and entertainment pictures
- BBC World Wide
- PRS for Music - The Performing Rights Society