The Beatles Story, Liverpool
Why not book a minibus to the Beatles Story it is the world’s largest exhibition, which details every aspect of the life and works of the ‘Fab Four’. The best selling band in history, it is estimated that The Beatles have sold over one billion records worldwide and they have sold more singles in the UK than any other act. It’s no wonder then that we are still as fascinated by them today as we were in their heyday. This exhibition allows you to become totally immersed in the lives and music of Ringo, Paul, John and George; as well as taking you on a journey through the culture of the time. The Beatles Story is based on the UNESCO world heritage site at the Albert Dock in Liverpool – the home town of 4 young boys with humble beginnings who went on to have a level of fame and adoration that is beyond compare.
You will see where it all began through the replicas of the Casbah Coffee Club, Mathew Street and The Cavern Club, which really capture the spirit of the early 1960’s, giving you a taste of the very places that helped the band achieve their fate. You can also go ‘behind the scenes’ at the famous Abbey Road Studios and even take an underwater journey on the ‘Yellow Submarine’. As well as a look at the lads childhoods, how they met and their time as a band (from the early days through to world domination) you will also get an insight into their solo careers and the influences that shaped them along the way. As you make your way around the exhibitions you can listen to an audio guide if you wish, which is narrated by John Lennon’s sister Julia.
A Must See
A must see during your visit is the The Beatles Hidden Gallery, a collection of rare photographs capturing The Beatles’ 1963-4 tour. These were taken by photographer Paul Berriff, who ‘discovered’ them in his attic where they had lain undisturbed for nearly 50 years! The collection of 38 black and white shots show the Fab 4 on tour with singer Helen Shapiro; and capture John, Paul, Ringo and George in relaxed moments, rehearsing on stage and smoking in their dressing room. This tour was just a few months before Beatlemania gripped the world – and security around them became so tight that such free access to the band became a thing of the past.
Another highlight of the exhibition is the ‘Elvis and Us’ attraction which looks at how the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll inspired the Beatles. This is a collaboration between Graceland and the Beatles Story; and is a true gem. This unique display features many rare and exclusive artefacts – most of which have never been publically displayed before. One of the key pieces of the ‘Elvis and Us’ exhibition is the white Fender bass guitar played by Elvis and The Beatles when they met at Elvis’ home in California in 1965.
We can supply a minibus to the tour in Liverpool for as little as £180 for a 16seater. That works out at only £11.25p each for a return journey.