Roll-up for the 3pm Magical Beatles Museum Guided Tour and experience for yourself, the most unique and original Beatles Museum in Liverpool and indeed 'Across the Universe' guided by one of our senior Beatles experts with first hand personal connections to the Beatles. Travel back in time to the beginning of the Beatles story, and discover how a group of school boys playing in the Casbah Coffee Club and later the Cavern Club, went on to conquer the music World. View the private 300 item strong collection belonging to Roag Aspinall-Best, the son of Neil Aspinall and brother of original Beatle Pete Best. One not to miss!
The Cavern Quarter is a must visit for any tourist visiting Liverpool. From Worldwide recognition to local Liverpudlians, you cannot say Mathew Street without thinking 'The Beatles' the biggest selling rock and roll band of all time. Arrive at 2.45pm and register with the team in reception. Your guided tour will begin promptly at 3pm. Visitor are welcome to continue to enjoy the exhibits at their leisure at the end of the tour. First floor 1959-1962 Mona Best wins some money on a racehorse and the original plans for the Casbah Coffee Club signal the opening of the first Rock and Roll club in Liverpool and the first live venue for Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Best. Neil Aspinall’s membership card to the club, the first home-made Quarrymen poster and the acoustic guitar used for the after show jam sessions all help paint an intimate picture of the boys very early years and their quest for stardom. Pete’s leather gear, Alan William’s business card and the recreation of the prison cell together with Paul and Pete’s original police statements following their arrest for arson serve as a reminder of the helter skelter ride that was Hamburg. Original microphones, guitars, bass guitar speakers and the earliest ever colour footage of The Beatles performing live trace their journey from Casbah to Cavern and their new manager Brian Epstein’s business card and now famous telegram evidence their transformation from leathers to suits. Second floor 1963-1966 Sees the Beatles last trip to Hamburg and the Star Club, their first radio performance, British tour itineraries typed at Brian Epstein’s office and the Love Me Do sessions culminating in Pete Best’s departure from the band. Please Please Me is released and, as documented in the original programme on display, The Beatles appear at the Royal Variety Performance. Hard Day’s Night and Help are released and John Lennon “borrows” an item from the set of Help which can be seen on display along with his harmonica, the gifts the Beatles are given when they meet Elvis Presley and George’s matador hat from their Spanish trip.The white cello from Blue Jay Way and the signed Revolver album signal a new direction for the band and a concert ticket from their last live appearance at Candlestick Park. 3rd floor 1967-1970 A walk past the garden furniture from John’s Surrey home takes the visitor to the medals that he wore on the cover of their ground breaking album “Sgt Peppers” and the cash box award also featured on the cover. “Yellow Submarine” animation with hand painted figures and a blue meanie sketch from one of the original artists adorns a wall of this floor.The diamond award is one of many awards on display at the museum presented the Beatles for millions of record sales and their Apple shop adventure is celebrated with examples of original garments that were sold there.