Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 30 April 2019
The British Music Experience
- The British Music Experience, Ground Floor, Cunard Building, Liverpool, L3 1DS
Aims & activities
The BME has a mission to advance the education and appreciation of the art, history, and science of music. The museum holds a collection of artefacts brought to life through audio-visual technology against a backdrop of Britain's social and political landscape. The British Music Experience fulfils its charitable objectives by operating a Museum housed in the Cunard Building, Liverpool.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Provides services
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £595.2K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £187.2K Other assets
- £344.6K Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
'3.1 THE PURPOSES OF THE CHARITY (THE OBJECTS) ARE TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC IN THE HISTORY, SCIENCE AND CULTURE OF BRITISH POPULAR MUSIC FROM ITS ORIGINS TO THE PRESENT DAY BY THE: 3.1.1 PRESENTATION OF INTERACTIVE LEARNING DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITIONS, PUBLIC EVENTS AND CONCERTS; 3.1.2 ACQUISITION (WHETHER ON LOAN, OR LEASE, OR BY WAY OF GIFT OR PURCHASE OR RECOVERY OR OTHERWISE), PRESERVATION, MAINTENANCE AND EXHIBITION OF ANY ARTISTIC WORKS, INSTRUMENTS, PAPERS, INTERVIEWS OR ARTEFACTS; AND 3.1.3 PROVISION OF RESEARCH, SOUND RECORDING, PERFORMANCE AND ARCHIVING FACILITIES. 3.2 SUCH OTHER CHARITABLE PURPOSES UNDER THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE DIRECTORS SHALL DECIDE FROM TIME TO TIME.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 7 SEPTEMBER 2007 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION 3 SEPTEMBER 2008. CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 13 OCTOBER 2008.
Area of benefit
Undefined. In Practice, National And Overseas
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 6 Trustees
- 24 Employees
- 4 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions
- Liverpool City