Cultural history student head over heels in love with Liverpool
Published October 23rd 2016
HELP yourself to an amazing Beatles experience.
Where it all began
If you are somebody who does not see Beatlemania as a phenomenon of the past, and you are still pretty much into the Beatles, The Beatles Story is the place for you, as it perfectly combines great music, the atmosphere of the swinging 1960s, historical treasures, and delicious snacks and souvenirs as a bonus.
The best way to start your Beatles journey is the museum. The admission will cost you around 15 pounds, but students, children and families can get reasonable discounts. At the entrance, you will be given an audio-guide which will lead you through the museum and the good news is that it is available in more than 5 languages. However, if you are not that keen on guided tours, you can just walk around enjoying the exhibition as almost every object has a description next to it. The museum provides a unique opportunity to go through the story of the Fabulous Four step by step and is well-suited for both lifelong Beatles fans and those completely new to the band. As a person who regularly visits the place, I can confidently say that every visit adds something new to my Beatles knowledge.
As you finish your walk full of food for thought, the museum leads you to the Fab4 Cafe, where you can either have a substantial meal or just a cup of coffee (every 9th cup is free). The highlight of the cafe is the desserts. In addition to regular (but still mouth-watering) chocolate cakes, salads and flapjacks, you can treat yourself with the Beatles muffins which are no less but a work of art (see the picture below). The relaxed atmosphere of the Fab4 can be sensed in every corner: The Beatles caricatures and quotes from their lyrics on the walls and background make feel very close to the band.
For those wanting to take a little part of the Beatles experience home, a large souvenir shop is available upstairs. You can find almost everything in there starting from tiny badges with yellow submarines right through to ukuleles with Penny Lane symbolics and comfy Apple hoodies.
All in all, the Beatles story is a great place for both, those new to Liverpool and those wishing to dive deeper into the history of the band who changed the popular culture forever.