The new Beatles museum in Liverpool
|A new Beatles museum opens in Liverpool.|
On the 20th of July, 2018, Roag Best’s new Beatles museum in Liverpool will open, smack in the middle of Mathew Street, next to the newly re-opened The Grapes pub. The museum will guide you through Beatles history, but unlike other museums like The Beatles Story in Albert Dock, this museum will be choc-a-bloc with genuine artefacts from that history.
Roag Best is of course Pete Best’s younger brother, but he is also the son of Neil Aspinall, and a number of the objects on display were gifts from his father. Neil Aspinall worked for The Beatles nearly all his life, starting out as their driver in Liverpool all the way through to running their Apple Corps company until 2007.
Magical History Museum occupies five floors of an old Victorian building in 23, Mathew Street, (opposite the Cavern Club) and the interior has been completely refurbished. They are currently hiring employees to the museum.
Roag says: “It’s going to blow people’s minds. We will be taking people on a journey though the Beatles’ career but unlike any other museum before it, every part of the journey will be accompanied with memorabilia. Many things they will never have seen before, others they will have seen back in the day but not for many years.”
Objects include George Harrison’s Futurama guitar, John Lennon’s Sergeant Pepper medals, the cello from I Am The Walrus and Pete Best’s Premier drum kit.
|Cello – not from “I Am The Walrus” but from “Blue Jay Way”.|
Roag has around 1,200 items of Beatles memorabilia in his personal collection, which he keeps in storage units. As well as buying them himself, he was given many objects by his, and Pete’s mother – and by his father. Despite being over five floors, the museum will only fit 300 items at any one time so the collection will be on rotation.
Magical History Museum, 23 Mathew Street, opens Friday 20 July. Tickets will be £15 for adults, £7.50 for children, and free entrance for kids under the age of five.
Source: Liverpool Echo