Check out the different sides of British music for the past 60 years

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For the past few years, the British Music Experience at the O2 Arena has been delighting visitors from all over the world, but with it ending its run on January 1st 2015, you don’t have long to catch it.

Celebrating the last 60 years in British music, the exhibition is like literally stepping into a time machine as you are confronted with various bands and acts that have shaped not just the British music scene but wider social culture. Starting from the 1940s, you will take a sonic trip through time, learning more about the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Dusty Springfield, all the way up to Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys.

The display looks beyond just music and how it has influenced society and politics over the years, and with some fantastic sound experiences along the way, you may find yourself singing along with David Bowie or Mick Jagger. The fantastic thing about the exhibit is that it is completely interactive, with audio and visual hotspots giving you a further insight into how musical trends have changed – these are sure to keep the kids entertained if they have no idea who the Stone Roses even are.

Other highlights of the exhibition include watching one-off interviews with some of the biggest superstars, amazing musical artefacts shown to the public for the first time, the chance to download tracks, being able to record your own music and even show off your moves on a dancefloor. Be sure to also look out for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust costume and Humphey Littleton’s trumpet on show.

So what are you waiting for? Consider one of the accommodation options in London and rock on at The British Music Experience. Tickets cost £13 for adults and £6.50 for children, and it is sure to be a fantastic day out with the kids.