Situated within easy walking distance of the city centre in Albert Dock, the Beatles Story is a mecca for every fan of the fab four...
We met up with Dave Milner, the Marketing and PR Executive of the Exhibition which first opened back in 1990. This year sees it celebrate 50 years of the Beatles spiritual visit to Rishikesh in India. Dave was eager to explain why fans from all over the World make the pilgrimage to relive the Beatles phenomena. "Being the World's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles, visitors have increased year on year" said Dave. "A lot of this is down to the increase of visitors from the Middle East - especially China". This was very evident the day we visited with many from the country donning their headphones kit being handed out in their droves at the entrance. We soon learnt that these 'Living History' audio guides are essential to the Beatles experience as they are narrated by John Lennon's sister, Julia.
The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The band, through the various sets that span their career. The attention to detail is apparent when you look closely as you wander through each period of their career. The four 'reflective' pods for each Beatle was a popular area judging by the amount of visitors congregating around. Lennon had the ultimate word with his 'Imagine' room decked in white.
The final exhibit new for 2018, celebrating 50 years of the Beatles spiritual visit to Rishikesh in India includes Ravi's Sitar. Along with Lennon's last piano, these were the two stand out original jigsaws of the end of the fab four's break up.
The Beatles Story is located at Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD.
For more info, visit their website.