Belfast Telegraph

Titanic team to operate museum charting the history of UK music

By John Mulgrew

The team behind Titanic Belfast has been appointed to operate the British Music Experience in Liverpool - a major museum charting the history of UK music through the decades.

They have been awarded the bid to become operator of the museum, which will move to the Cunard Building in Liverpool after a five-year run in London.

The museum, which brings together a collection of over 600 rare objects and digital archives, charts the history of music in the UK from 1945 to present day.

Tim Husbands, chief executive of Titanic Belfast, said the team was "delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious contract and we are honoured to be given the opportunity to be associated with the telling of such an important national story".

"We look forward to working closely with the city's agencies and the people of Liverpool, and to helping grow further the reputation of the city as a leading European tourism destination."

Harvey Goldsmith, museum chairman and veteran music promoter, said: "What they (Titanic Belfast) have accomplished in Belfast is incredibly significant. With the British Music Experience, Liverpool City Council and the Titanic Belfast team want to further root the UK's music heritage in the heart of Liverpool, just as the story of Titanic is now docked in Belfast and an international destination."

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