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British Music Experience - CLOSED

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Expected more for the price

I am a big fan of British Museums, but this one disappointed me for the price we paid. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2014
OlgaBY
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London (originally from Belarus)
Fun museum

Good history of the rock and roll music seen. Some fun interactive activities such as playing... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2014
almasst
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Los Gatos, California
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9 Dec 2015
“Interactive museum for music enthusiasts”
29 Jun 2014
“Loved the experience”
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Britain's interactive museum of popular music. Combining cutting edge audio-visual technology with some of the most coveted music memorabilia – the only exhibition where you can select your favourite content to keep. Trace era defining moments...more
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The Bubble | The O2, London SE10 0DX, England
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+44 20 8463 2000
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

I enjoyed my visit at the BME. It's quite easy to get there (since it is in the O2, you can stop at the Greenwich tube station), and the fact that it is located in the O2 makes it better since you can just go...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Sasya H
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Had found out about this attraction by accident and spent a morning going through the place. We arrived not long after opening and had the place to ourselves for the first hour. Good to muck around on the interactive equipment in the band room, as...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank jimbobler
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I am a big fan of British Museums, but this one disappointed me for the price we paid. A lot of information is not that interactive -- you basically go around and look at glassed displays of costumes and paraphernalia. To be objective, the dance...More

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank OlgaBY
Reviewed 22 April 2014

I realize that putting together a museum on music can be a challenge, but the British Music Experience is simply a failure. Futher, on the day of our visit, many of the interactive exhibits werenot functioning...not to mention generally difficult to operate. Save your time...More

Date of experience: April 2014
5  Thank Road804303
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Great, fun museum. Children aged 6 &11 loved it as did grandma and grandad. Not a whole day but a good few hours can be spent here, we went in school holidays and it wasn't at all busy so we were able to use all...More

2  Thank wheasuzan
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Good history of the rock and roll music seen. Some fun interactive activities such as playing electric guitar, bass, piano and drums. Singing too and dancing. Worth the couple of hours we spent there.

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank almasst
Reviewed 20 March 2014

My wife and I are both practicing musicians so we really wanted to see this and frankly, it was good not great. It's like the Hard Rock Cafe on steroids with its collection of Rock artifacts. The "Jam Room" is cool for amateurs/hackers and letting...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank George G
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Being big music fans we were excited about going to see the British Music Experience and we did enjoy it on the whole. It was really quiet when we visited so we were able to have a good look around without fighting through crowds of...More

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank MrMrsHill
Reviewed 13 March 2014

My wife liked the BME especially the costumes and the area you can play instruments. I liked the displays too but personally these days I can get all the imagery online so museums like this need to work harder to make it worth visiting. For...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Anyone with an interest in music should visit this attraction, there is a wealth of memorabilia and music trivia housed in the wonderful setting of the O2 Arena. Turn a few dials and record your own experience onto a smart card to download later at...More

Date of experience: March 2014
3  Thank Dave T
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