The Beatles Story
The Beatles Story
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted to telling the story of The Beatles’ rise to fame. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World heritage waterfront at the Royal Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an immersive journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the world’s greatest band. Join The Beatles on their journey; first conquering Liverpool, and then the world, through recreations of key locations from the band’s career including The Casbah Club, The Cavern Club, and Abbey Road Studios. Multi-media guides are available in twelve different languages including English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish and NEW for 2018, Korean and Cantonese.
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK832 contributions
A good exhibit, not fantastic like I expected. The queue was a bout 10 minutes to purchase my entry ticket and there is discount for NHS staff, just show your ID card.
The first 30/45 minutes is very crowded and there was no respect of Covid measures at all but then there were no rules in place so nothing wrong with that. However, if you are worried in large crowds then it isn't for you at this time.
It was slow going because there is so much to read or listen to if you took the audio guide which I believe was available in different languages. You just look at the exhibit number and key it in then listen.
It thins out crowd wise the further round you get but I would have like a bit more musical accompaniment as you went round, the only song I heard was Imagine in the white room.
It's interesting and if you are a music fan or Beatles fan I suggest you do not miss it
Written October 26, 2021
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Nicola J
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Family
Fantastic museum with so much to see, hear and read. The audio guide with headphones came as standard and was fab - it meant you could take your time and wander at your own pace and get a thorough education along the way. The kids had an activity trail book full of questions which they enjoyed. I wouldn’t however recommend trying to listen to the audio, look at the exhibits and help your kids do their trail all at once - it was hard work!! We had already done the beetles sightseeing bus tour which helped us visualise and reiterate what we were learning - would highly recommend doing that too. Took us nearly 2 hours to walk through the museum at a steady pace.
Written February 21, 2022
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK981 contributions
This is a very well-done recreation and retelling of key moments in the history of the Beatles. The audio guide is an essential part of the tour and guvs you a huge amount of information.
I very much enjoyed walking though the recreated snapshots which somehow did manage to give you a feel for the various places associated with the Beatles. The recreated Cavern Club was particularly good and the White Room at the end is really rather emotive.
Sadly, most of my videos on the audio guide were lacking pictures, which was a bit of a shame, but the rest of the audio guide was superb.
The one thing this exhibition is lacking is real objects associated with the Beatles, of which there are very few.
But for getting a sense of their time and places, it’s spot on!
Written February 18, 2022
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sophie
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Family
i was relatively excited about visiting while i was in liverpool, since i am a big fan of the beatles. however, i was sorely disappointed by the exhibitions. there was no mention of george martin, revolver or rubber soul. it was interesting to read about the items that were on display, however, i did find out later that the majority of them were replicas rather than original items.

i was also disappointed by the information on george, paul and ringo. although there was a section discussing their individual careers, most of that was dedicated to john although the others were all successful in their own way.

similarly, the lack of music in the museum makes the whole thing very tedious to walk around. music only begins to play nearer the end of the exhibition and it’s the same songs on repeat. it suggests that the establishment may not have the rights to their music?

all in all, you could probably learn and see more about the beatles from your own research. it was not worth the £18 per person and was rather disappointing, as someone who is a big fan of their music.
Written September 15, 2022
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SMTID
Dumfries, UK198 contributions
It makes sense that if you go to Liverpool, you go to at least one Beatles attraction and it seems that's what the people that run The Beatles Story are banking on. It's £17 if you pay full price (we got it as part of a deal with a bus ticket) and you can be done in little more than an hour.

I'd have expected far more memorabilia than there was (perhaps original Beatles/Sergeant Peppers' suits?) and it seemed hard at times to work out which order you were to do things in - despite exhibits being numbered! The audio guide was good but overall I was underwhelmed and felt there could have been far more. The lack of pretty much anything interactive was also a bit disappointing.
Written March 1, 2020
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Graham H
Hartlepool, UK20 contributions
Couples
Booked prior to going and check in on arrival was quick and easy.
Audio headsets handed out for your tour which was fun
It’s exactly was its named...... a story and not your normal museum with memorabilia in glass cabinets which makes it a refreshing change. Be carful with the display numbers as I got confused and missed a couple and had to back track.Audio equipment was good with volume and language controls.Wasnt too busy which helps as it can get a little cramped in spots. The copy Cavern club was amazing and very life like. The overall story covered the Beatles from childhood to break up and beyond. The cafe was also themed and my wife got a picture of George in her coffee.Shop is also well stocked with lots of choice
Great location next to our Premier Inn hotel and for more shops and restaurants in the Dock
Will definitely be going back
Top tip ....... allow 2 - 3 hours and take your time
Also the T Shirts are cheaper in the shops on the Dock
Written March 7, 2020
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charlotte190786
Halifax, UK4 contributions
We took the Beatles open top tour bus tour on 26th July. What an experience . The tour guide Chris was brilliant and so informative , the tour was not helped by the road closures in Liverpool, but he took it in his stride. A wonderful almost 2 hour trip . This guy also gave us a few songs towards the end of the trip accompanied by his very good banjo playing. Employee of the month? 100% David & Carol Illingworth
Written July 31, 2021
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Niki C
Derby, UK50 contributions
Not cheap but given the museums in Liverpool are free it didn't feel like we were constantly paying out so not really an issue. need a good couple of hours to give it justice. Lots to read and hear. Not full of interactive or gimmicky devices.
Written September 2, 2020
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Fastenyourbelt
Los Angeles, California106 contributions
We enjoyed visiting BOTH of Liverpool's Beatles Museums. This one's showier, more elaborate and more expensive, with colorful exhibitions keyed to some of the Beatles most significant albums. The best part is a full-scale reproduction of the famous Cavern Club, which was surprisingly small. (There's still a place called the Cavern Club on Mathew Street, close to where the original was.) The other museum is also on Mathew Street and is more personal than The Beatles Story. Both are worth seeing if you're a fan.
Written January 18, 2020
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Adam L
London, UK77 contributions
My knowledge of The Beatles prior to my visit to 'The Beatles Story' was limited to knowing their names, and a handful of their hits, crazy right? I always wondered why people liked them so much, this exhibition helped me understand and also inspired me to listen to all their music, much of which I already knew and loved.

There's lots of information to take in, about the entire history of the band. Great for fans, also good for people who just want to know a bit more, like myself.

Some side notes..

On arrival they hand you a headset to listen to, but there is also a lot to read, this combination is a bit confusing, pick one of them and stick to it. I prefer to read, others prefer to listen, if you did both you could be in there a long time.

Our visit was August 2020, a lot of things were open again but attractions like this need to be careful. They had lots of hand sanitiser and were insuring the equipment used was clean, but they did little to ensure social distancing, at one point there was about 10 of us in one small space because we were all trying to read the same things at the same time. Something a simple as staggering entries by a few minutes would easily solve this.

Great exhibition, I highly recommend it (unless you hate The Beatles)
Written September 14, 2020
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