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The Sgt Pepper's suits on display at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool.
The Sgt Pepper's suits on display at The Beatles Story museum in Liverpool.
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The Beatles Story


The Beatles are probably Liverpool’s most famous export and it stands to reason that the city has quite a few attractions paying tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The Beatles Story is the straight-up Beatles museum where you’ll find authentic memorabilia like handwritten lyrics, outfits, instruments and Lennon’s glasses.

But there’s more to it than that. This is the largest permanent Beatles exhibition in the world and key locations in the band’s history have been recreated.

Take a trip back in time and visit Hamburg’s Casbah Club and Liverpool’s Cavern Club which were both so important to the early days of the Beatles. The exhibition also features representations of Abbey Road Studios and the CBS television studios where the band performed on the Ed Sullivan show riding a wave of Beatlemania.

The museum is like a self-guided magical history tour with multimedia guides narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird. The guides are also available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese and Brazilian Portuguese.

As well as the main exhibition, there’s an interactive Discovery Zone so you can get hands-on and compose your own pop classics on a giant floor piano, or take to the Cavern stage and perform Beatles hits karaoke-style to rapturous imaginary applause. The Discovery Zone goes down well with kids but who doesn’t love a jump around on a floor piano?

There is also a pretty limited café. It has quite a nice sixties vibe but it’s mainly jacket potatoes and soup. The shop is anything but limited. It’s hard to imagine so many different Beatles T-shirts all in one place.

Watch out for occasional events such as special Beatles one-offs. It’s also available for private hire for weddings and conferences.

The Beatles Story Exhibition/Museum, Liverpool, UK
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