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Review: The Beatles Story

Attraction - Museum

Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Beatles Story at Albert Dock

  • By SilverTraveller DRSask

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  • May 2017
  • Adult family

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Although I have been to Liverpool countless times, and have been a Beatles fan since I was a child, I have never been to The Beatles exhibits there. This past May that changed when I finally went with my mother’s sister and my father’s sister and her husband, none of whom had been to the exhibits before. We started at The Beatles Story at Albert Dock. It does a very good job of documenting their beginnings, their time together and their split. The audio guide provides lots of information in addition to the storyboards on the walls with the photos and memorabilia. There is a mock-up of the stage at The Cavern where they started out as well as the Casbah and Mathew Street. There is also a replica of Eleanor Rigby’s grave. We probably spent a good two hours walking through the exhibit. Although it was busy, it didn’t feel too full. There are also spots where you can sit and watch videos if you want to rest your legs. I can walk for hours, much to my uncle’s chagrin lol. However, I find standing difficult on my knees so was thankful for some seats throughout the exhibit. It was very interesting and I highly recommend it.

The exhibit has another part to it at Pier Head and we went there after lunch at Docklands Fish and Chips. On the ground level you can buy tickets for the ferry across the Mersey. Upstairs is the rest of The Beatles Story and there is a lift. This exhibit focuses on their contemporaries with lots of interviews with them about The Beatles and Beatlemania and the British Invasion in America. Here the audio guides are an older design and did not work as well. However, the other information was good and we enjoyed hearing all the old songs, and yes, dancing to them too. No one was looking, right? It was like a trip down memory lane.

You can book your tickets on line (24 hours ahead) but we bought ours there: £15.95 for adults and £12 for concessions. There are family packages as well. The staff member at the door was very helpful in pointing out the cheapest option. Note, there are a lot of steps to go down to enter the exhibit however there is also a lift. If you use a wheelchair they recommend calling ahead to book as only three wheelchairs are permitted at any one time in the exhibit due to fire regulations.

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  • DRSask
    over 4 years ago
    There is so much more at Albert Dock as well, Adventurer. A couple of new museums in the last few years.
    I'll soon be posting another The Beatles Liverpool review that is free, pzmaid.
  • Adventurer
    over 4 years ago
    I went there many years ago. It looks like there are a lot more things to see now.
  • pzmaid
    over 4 years ago
    Thanks for a really good review. This is a place I've been meaning to visit for such a long time and will definitely put it on my list of 'places to visit UK' for 2018.