The Beatles Story
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What will students see and do?
The Beatles Story holds the world’s largest permanent exhibition based on the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the famous four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning waterfront at the Royal Albert Dock, the museum takes visitors on an immersive, atmospheric journey that tells the story of how four young lads were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune far from their humble childhood beginnings.
Visitors will find out how the Fab Four met and walk through recreations of key locations and moments from the band’s career including The Casbah Club, Hamburg, Mathew Street, The Cavern Club, Abbey Road Studios, America and much more, allowing you to personally experience the very places that helped make The Beatles the greatest band in the world.
There is also an impressive collection of fascinating authentic memorabilia including original instruments, clothing, John Lennon’s spectacles, Ringo Starr’s drum kit, rare album sleeves, never-before-seen photography and original handwritten lyrics.
If that’s not enough, the site hosts a rolling programme of special exhibitions, meaning you can visit time and time again and always discover something new.
Pick up one of the museum’s complimentary ‘Living History’ multimedia guides that will guide you through the early 60s in 12 different languages. They are packed with information, imagery and video interviews, and are beautifully narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird.
Teaching resources provided
The Beatles Story has prepared 44 resources linked to history, literacy, art and music. These are intended to actively encourage and involve children in their own learning. Examples of the resources available include:
• Valentine’s card (English, art): Have a listen to a few of The Beatles’ love songs. Can you create a Beatles inspired Valentine’s day card for someone special?
• Fictional characters (art): Choose a fictional character from any Beatles song and draw what you think they might look like.
• Lyrics quiz (English): Complete the quiz from Beatles’ song lyrics.
• Story writing (English): Write a short story based on your favourite Beatles song or if you wish, include characters from multiple songs.
• Merseybeat magazine (KS2 English): Can you create your own magazine articles? It could be about your favourite music, bands or artists like the Merseybeat.
Minimum and maximum group size
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Details of risk assessment
Risk assessments for the exhibition area, discovery zone and chill out area are available to download from the website.
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As well as the exhibitions, there is a Fab4 Cafe, which evokes the spirit of the 1960s with hints of Abbey Road and Revolver under Cavern Club style arches, and a Fab4 Store, which offers one of the largest collections of official Beatles merchandise and souvenirs in the world.
Child (0-4 years): Free
Child (5-15 years): £7.20
Adult (16+ years): £14.40
These prices are based on a minimum of ten visitors.
The Beatles Story is located at Albert Dock, Liverpool. There is parking on-site at the dock, plus supplementary car parks at both Liverpool ONE and ACC Liverpool. Several bus routes stop right at the dock and Lime Street (Liverpool’s mainline train station) is a 20-minute walk from the site.
The Beatles Story is owned by Merseytravel, a company that coordinates and provides public transport across Merseyside and owns other attractions such as Mersey Ferries, Spaceport, the U-Boat Story and the Mersey Tunnel Tours. Merseytravel can provide information and special tickets for buses, trains and ferries to help you make the most of your time in Merseyside – see the website for more information.
The Beatles Story, Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool
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