The Beatles is one of the most renowned English rock bands formed in Liverpool, in 1960. Composed by four members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania” and until today, they are recognised as a symbol of the ideals shared in the sociocultural revolutions in the 20th century.
Well, my mother is a great fan of Beatles since she was a teenager and as I grew up listening their music I also became a fan. As my mom’s birthday was close, I decided to visit the Beatles Story attraction in Liverpool on her special day and make something special in her honour. Although having some problems that delayed my train, it was a lovely time around the city. The journey from Birmingham to Liverpool is quite long so I recommend taking some food and water with you. Liverpool Lime Street station is the best one to get into the centre of Liverpool. From the station, it will only take about fifteen minutes on foot to reach the Albert Dock, a complex of dock buildings and warehouses where you can find many attractions including several museums and places for food and drink such as restaurants, bars and cafes.
The Beatles Story is among the Albert Dock’s attractions together with the International Slavery Museum, the Tate Liverpool, the Museum of Liverpool and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. The Beatles Story is the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. It is possible to hear the story unfold through audio guides available in ten different languages. In my opinion, this takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the band. The exhibition is not that long but quite lovely. Inside you can find memorable items such as guitars and clothing. In addition, there is insightful information about the first steps of band and the time at the Abbey Road Studios. Moreover, you can go into a stunning authentic replica of the Cavern Club in the early 60’s and a fascinating underwater trip on the Yellow Submarine as well as precise information about one of the most iconic albums of the band: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
At the end of the exhibition, I recorded a short video with a message to my mother and also have bought some souvenirs, birthday’s gifts of hers. She loved the surprise quite well and next year I am planning to come back again to the Beatles museum, but this time in her company.
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