Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Located at the Royal Albert Dock just a short distance from the Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head) Ferry Terminal, is a compelling attraction called The Beatles Story. Here you can go back in time to revisit the Fab Four: John, Paul, George and Ringo and find out how four young scouse boys came to be the most famous band in the world!
The Beatles Story displays unbelievable authentic memorabilia including original instruments (George’s first guitar, Ringo’s drums, and John’s piano), clothing items, and original hand-written lyrics. There are also replicas of especially important locations, including Abbey Road Studios, The Cavern Club, The White Room and more. There’s even a section dedicated to Beatlemania, the fan base, which will resonate with most people still to this day.
With individual headphone commentary, tourists get to explore every stage of The Beatles’ lives at their own pace. The incredible commentary features interviews from the likes of Pattie Boyd (George’s girlfriend) and Julia Lennon (Johns’ sister), allowing us an in-depth insight into the person lives of the band. We also get an insight into the life of Brian Epstein, The Beatles’ Manager, who Paul McCartney once described as the “fifth Beatle”.
“If anyone was the fifth Beatle, it was Brian”
Through delving into the fascinating history of four of the most famous people in the world, we can witness the creation of the band, the success and finally the rocky split, as well as the hardships of their lives, and the untimely deaths of John Lennon and George Harrison.
A 50-minute cruise? A breeze! Set sail on a River Explorer Cruise from the Liverpool Gerry Marsden (Pier Head) Ferry Terminal or Seacombe Ferry Terminal to see the beautiful waterfronts of Liverpool and Wirral.
A River Explorer Cruise is the best way to explore the historic buildings along the River Mersey. You and your loved ones can take in the sights of The Three Graces, Wallasey Town Hall, Liverpool’s two beautiful Cathedrals, Cammell Laid Shipyard and many more interesting sights. For any Liverpool football fans, look away now… because on the ferry you can view the new Everton stadium being built, which will be completed in the late months of 2024!
Why don’t you relax with a warm cup of tea or coffee or a few snacks which are available from our on-board café. With the amazing running commentary throughout your journey, you’ll explore the captivating history of Liverpool, which is not like any other city in the world, as well as the enticing history of the Wirral and how both places were created.
I was born and raised in Liverpool, growing up down the road from John Lennon’s childhood home on Menlove Avenue and round the corner from Strawberry Fields. However, I had never experienced The Beatles Story before. It was like being a tourist in my own city. Seeing people from all over the world coming to our city to see something I’d never seen before was eye-opening, and after experiencing The Beatles Story, I regret not going sooner! It’s a ‘must-do’ day out and combining it with the Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise was even better, as you’ll learn the two are linked. The Beatles performed on the ferry four times in 1961 & 1962, when it was previously known as the Fish and Chip Boat. The last time being when the band went from Pete Best to Ringo Star.
Even if you’re not a fan, this is an enticing, memorable and a bucket-list activity!
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