The award-winning Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage site at the Albert Dock, the Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles from their Liverpool childhood, through the early days of the band, to world domination and on to their solo careers.
With a rolling programme of special exhibitions, you can visit time and time again and always discover something new. The British Invasion: How 1960’s beat groups conquered America opened in October, 2014. It looks at the wave of British artists that took over the Billboard Top 100 in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Co-curated by the established GRAMMY Museum, L.A., the exhibition sees memorabilia that has never been seen outside of the USA as well as photographs of bands such as The Rolling Stones that have never been seen before worldwide. Visitors can also enjoy a number of interactive experiences including a map of Great Britain allowing you to explore musical roots across the country, a video history booth to record your own memories and an exclusive Ringo Starr Drum lesson where Ringo interacts via a TV screen and gives a step by step guide on how to play the drums.
Also based at Pier Head, The Hidden Gallery is an absolute must-see. It is a beautiful collection of rare photographs by Paul Berriff documenting The Beatles’ 1963-4 tour. These thirty eight black and white shots of the Fab Four were unearthed by Berriff in his attic. The images show John, Paul, Ringo and George in unguarded moments, rehearsing on stage or relaxing.
The Beatles Story is also a great day out for all the family as visitors of all ages can experience interactive Beatles-themed activities in our Discovery Zone. Using the latest groundbreaking technology, it allows both young and old to learn about the Beatles’ music, the times they lived in and their influential legacy. Let’s not forget The Fab 4D which is an unmissable part of the Beatles Story experience. Using 3D computer generated animation, its incredible special effects combine with sound and senses to create a spectacular 4D experience that will inspire and amaze you.
Liverpool is one of the most exciting and happening cities in the world. Whether you intend to spend a day or a week here, there’s plenty to see and do. The Beatles Story will certainly be at the top of your list of places to visit, but there are lots more to see in the home of the greatest band of all time!
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