When people talk about Liverpool they always associate the city with one famous band – The Beatles. My mum and I are huge Beatles fans so when we went to Liverpool in spring this year we had to visit the popular museum “The Beatles Story”. It really is a must-see for every Beatles fan or for everyone who is interested in the British music history.
The museum is located near the Albert Dock and very close to the famous Waterfront. So basically the museum takes you on a journey through the life of four lads who loved making music. It begins with the day Paul and John met at a festival at church. Then George and Ringo joined the band and eventually they had huge success, sold thousands of records and played concerts all over the world.
You get to see Paul’s and George’s guitars, John Lennon’s piano and famous glasses, Ringo’s drum kit but also handwritten lyrics, lots of photos and video recordings and so much more. It’s like a travel through time and you feel like you were right there when it all happenend. Now let me show you some photos so you can get an impression of how it all looks like and what else you get to see.
Do you recognize John Lennon in the back? That’s him with his first band “The Quarrymen” and in the front of the photo you can see the guitar he used to play back then. Paul McCartney joined the band a little later before they eventually decided to form and become The Beatles.
George Harrison’s first guitar
One of Paul McCartney’s first guitars
John and me 😉
At the beginning of their career when they weren’t famous yet they played some gigs in Hamburg’s Star-Club in Germany.
The four lads all dressed up 🙂
A replica of the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool (you get to see more photos of the real club in the next blog post).
A replica of the zebra crossing on Abbey Road in London. I’ve visited the real one in London. You can read that blog post here.
The Beatles Mania – Screeming girls everywhere they went…
Here’s a paper they all signed for a fan club member.
The Beatles and some background information of their famous songs…
Memories of The Beatles playing shows in the USA and appeared on several American TV shows.
The Yellow Submarine is a Beatles song everybody knows, right!?
John Lennon’s famous glasses
One of Ringo Starr’s drum kits
This Imagine mosaic is a replica of the one in New York. It was built in memory of John Legend and can be found in Central Park near the Dakota House where John was shot. It’s actually called Strawberry Fields Memorial.
A letter from John Lennon to the Queen
John Lennon’s white piano and his guitar
I absolutely loved the museum and can’t recommend it enough so when you visit Liverpool make sure to get tickets for The Beatles Story. The ticket for adults costs 15,95 GBP and for students it’s 12,00 GBP. You can already buy the tickets online here. The ticket includes an audio guide so you don’t miss any information. It’s available in 10 languages.
Another must-see place for Beatles fans is Abbey Road in London. You can read more about it in this blog post.
P.S. Stay tuned for the next blog post where I’m gonna take you on the Magical Mystery Tour with me. This bus tour takes you to the childhood homes of The Beatles, song inspired places like Strawberry Field or Penny Lane so make sure you don’t miss that blog post, it’s gonna be an interesting one as well 😉