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  • Visit the largest collection of The Beatles items in the world, with over 500 exclusive artefacts spaced across four floors.
  • Follow the story of history’s most famous rock band from their humble beginnings to their international superstar status.
  • See handwritten letters, vintage clothes, original posters and the very instruments played by the Fab Four all in their childhood hometown of Liverpool.

Nestled on the famous Mathew Street just opposite the iconic Cavern Club, where The Beatles played their first ever gig, the Liverpool Beatles Museum is the ultimate dedication to the Fab Four founded by relatives of one of the band’s original members, Pete Best. With over 500 authentic artefacts from the boys themselves, there is no better place to unleash your inner Beatlemaniac and delve deep into the world of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

This world exclusive collection of Beatles memorabilia was over ten years in the making and the museum’s dedication has truly paid off, now housing the largest bank of authentic Beatles items in the whole world. Formerly called the Magical Beatles Museum, this four-floor spectacular is a treasure chest for Beatlemaniacs with items including John Lennon’s Sergeant Pepper medals, Paul McCartney’s bass guitar speaker, George Harrison’s ukulele, Ringo’s snare drum and Pete Best’s drum kit, the Apple boardroom table, the cello from the Magical Mystery Tour, the itinerary from their first ever USA tour plus tons of original clothing and jewellery pieces worn by the band. Fans can also see retro posters and promo items from their sell-out music and tours, exclusive interviews with the band as well as never-before-seen footage and letters from the genius hands themselves.

Throughout the Liverpool Beatles Museum’s epic four floors, you can trace the story of the biggest band of all time and discover how they rose to such dizzy heights of fame from their quiet Liverpudlian beginnings. Dive into Fab Four's history, from the very streets that they grew up in and which shaped so many of their iconic songs, with their first ever gig venue sitting just across the street. 

Collage image of three exhibition rooms at the Liverpool Beatles Museum.

The LBM is also one of the best Liverpool museums for kids, with a founding team dedicated to musical and media education. Along with tours and workshops tailored to different age groups, the Liverpool Beatles Museum also hosts a ton of wonderful activities for children throughout the year such as mystery hunts of the exhibition, GCSE tasks on brand merchandising and creative writing, and studies into women’s potential place within The Beatles and their gender roles in the 1960s. This completely immersing Beatles experience will delight visitors young and old and has even been endorsed by Pete Best himself, an original drummer for the band, who called it a “landmark occasion” that's “not to be missed by any serious Beatles fan”. 

But don’t just take his word for it! Book your trip to the Liverpool Beatles Museum now and discover this fascinating collection for yourself. Whilst you’re in Liverpool, make sure you explore the other Beatles gems dotted around their hometown including The Beatles Story and the British Music Experience museums located on the famous Royal Albert Dock.

What to know before you go

  • The Beatles Museum Liverpool opening times are currently 10am to 6pm Friday - Sunday, with last admissions at 5pm.
  • The museum’s Mathew Street location can be accessed from North John Street or Victoria Street and team members are happy to escort groups inside if required.
  • Please note that the museum is located across four flours with three staircases between them, so is not fully wheelchair and buggy friendly.
  • There is a coffee shop on-site as well as plenty of places to eat and drink nearby, including Pizza Express, Turtle Bay, Piccolino, Casa Italia and of course the famous Cavern Club.
  • There are toilets on site at the museum.

Getting there

  • The Liverpool Beatles Museum is located just across from the Cavern Club on the famous Mathew Street.
  • Parking near the Beatles Museum Liverpool can be found at the Victoria Street Multi Storey Car Park, a four-minute walk to the museum.
  • The closest Liverpool train station to the Beatles Museum is Liverpool James Street, a five-minute walk away. Moorfields Station and Liverpool Central are also both a seven-minute walk to the venue.
  • The nearest bus stop to the museum is Whitechapel (Stop SD), just a three-minute walk away, servicing routes 1 gold and X1 gold, 423, 464, 471, 472 and 487.
  • Taxis can be found on North John Street.

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