This themed museum in Liverpool charts the story of how the members of the Beatles met, right through to the band's break up and their lives after that. The museum has recently expanded, so there is another building to explore, near to the main site. A shuttle bus is included in the ticket price, to take visitors to the second museum.
Each area of the Beatles story is themed, so wartime Liverpool is the setting for the start of the story, where the Beatles were born. A cobbled street scene in Hamburg is the setting for a later part of the tale, when the group played a very early gig at the Star Club. Highlights of the displays from the early days include the actual instruments John Lennon played in the Quarrymen, as the Beatles were first known. The legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool has been meticulously recreated, as has the Abbey Road studios. Displays relating to the group's rise to stardom, and their lives post-Beatles, completes the story. Visitors can board the yellow submarine, and there is information about the history of the Sgt. Pepper album. The White Room is a tribute to John Lennon, and a new, specially designed memorial called 'Peace and Harmony', unveiled by his son, Julian, is likely to become one of the main attractions of the museum.
There is a shuttle bus to transport visitors to the next museum building, otherwise it is a ten minute walk. Here there is a 4D movie experience, interactive displays and a further exhibition.
The Beatles Story museum is wheelchair friendly, with flat surfaces, lifts and bathroom facilities.