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Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

1. Liverpool: The Beatles Story Ticket

Embark on a magical mystery tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to dizzying heights of fame and fortune from humble childhood beginnings. Replicas of Mathew Street and The Cavern authentically capture the early 60s, allowing you to experience firsthand the very places that helped make The Beatles the biggest band in the world. Hear the story unfold through our ‘Living History’ audio guides available in 11 different languages (English, Brazilian-Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish). Let all this take you down to the Beatles Story.  In 2018, The Beatles Story celebrates 50 years since The Beatles travelled to India with the launch of a special exhibition. Beatles In India looks at this key period in time with new memorabilia, imagery and personal accounts from people who were there with them.

Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

2. Liverpool: Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour

Start your tour at Albert Dock at the meeting point in Anchor Courtyard, then board the colorful Magical Mystery Tour coach for an unforgettable tour. See the Beatles' childhood homes, schools, and colleges, and get up close to places that inspired some of their most memorable songs – Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. You’ll be kept entertained along the way by a professional Beatles guide and some Fab Four tunes. As you travel around Liverpool city center and its outskirts, many more Beatles locations will be pointed out. The Magical Mystery Tour is the only Beatles tour that finishes at the legendary Cavern Club. Tour tickets also include free general admission to the Cavern in the evening of your tour date (excluding admission to ticketed shows).

Liverpool Beatles Museum Ticket

3. Liverpool Beatles Museum Ticket

Experience the Liverpool Beatles Museum which is home to one of the largest Beatles collections in the world, featuring over 1000 never before seen authentic items across three floors. Enjoy a new perspective on the greatest rock and roll band of all time. The Grade II listed building is situated in the heart of Liverpool on the world-famous Mathew Street, only yards away from the iconic Cavern Club. Visit the museum and embark on a journey through the early days in Liverpool and Hamburg, their rise to worldwide fame, and their innovative studio years. See original guitars and drums from the band’s Hamburg days, John Lennon's Sgt Pepper medals, the white cello from Magical Mystery Tour, Paul McCartney’s bass amp, and more at the Liverpool Beatles Museum. Explore hundreds of other personal items, including never before seen letters, exclusive interviews with the band members, and previously unseen footage of the Beatles at this one-of-a-kind museum.

Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

4. Liverpool: British Music Experience Ticket

Journey through more than 6 decades of popular culture at the British Music Experience in the heart of Liverpool. Whatever age you are, and whatever you are into, there is something here for you. There are outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, and Adam Ant and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. See over 600 artifacts, such as handwritten song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits, and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row. You can also get involved. You can learn a musical instrument with the best music equipment available, from drum kits to keyboards, and dance the decades in our dance studio! After the main event, browse an exclusive range of gifts, clothing, books, and memorabilia from the shop and you can rest those dancing feet with a selection of delicious snacks and meals in the Star Café.

Liverpool: Western Approaches WWII Museum Ticket

5. Liverpool: Western Approaches WWII Museum Ticket

Explore Western Approaches HQ, which was a top-secret bunker vital to the war effort during WWII. Explore the labyrinth of rooms where over 300 people secretly worked during the war years. Walk through hidden rooms and discover how operations in the bunker protected the tactics of the British Armed Forces on the Western Approaches. See the documents and tools which were used to monitor enemy convoys, and subsequently, inform the British government. Discover one of only two surviving wartime phones which had a direct connection to the London War Cabinet. See where Commanders, the Women's Royal Naval Service, and Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel worked day and night in the Operations Room. Learn how they monitored convoy routes and vital shipping lines, pin-pointing enemy locations on a huge map wall. Discover a recreated war-torn street with shops, a pub and even an unexploded bomb, to get a sense of how life was for citizens during the war.

Liverpool: Private 3-Hour Beatles Tour by Taxi

6. Liverpool: Private 3-Hour Beatles Tour by Taxi

Indulge your passion for music on a magical mystery tour of Liverpool, home to the legendary band the Beatles.  Whether you are the ultimate fan of the "Fab Four" or a novice, interested in music or history, young or old, this tour is a perfect fit. Get transported back to a time when the Beatles reached the peak of their career and changed the music world completely. Journey by traditional taxi to discover the capital of Merseyside from a different perspective. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel, or any other city center location in Liverpool on request. Then, sit back and relax as they take you on a drive through the beautiful city the Beatles once called home. Some of your tour highlights include the childhood homes of the Beatles as well as some of the iconic places they frequented or sang about. Experience Penny Lane and have a photo stop at the famous sign, drive-past the barber, and the St. Barnabus Church. Have your photograph taken by the famous red gates to Strawberry Fields or go to Eleanor Rigby’s grave. Discover Woolton village where John met Paul on 6 July 1957, that ‘fete-ful’ day where John’s band, ‘The Quarrymen’, were playing at the church fete. Learn how the band was immensely influenced by their home city, and how it inspired many of their hit songs. Hear fascinating facts and stories about John, Paul, George, and Ringo, and get a glimpse at other iconic landmarks along the way.

Liverpool Football Club: Museum Ticket

7. Liverpool Football Club: Museum Ticket

Football fan or not, no visit to Anfield Stadium is complete without a visit to the Liverpool FC Story and the Trophy Collection, which is home to Liverpool Football Club's silverware and memorabilia. Discover illustrious trophies and over 125 years of LFC history. Visitors to The Liverpool FC Story can visit the Club’s vibrant exhibition celebrating the epic achievements of the 19/20 season squad. This exhibition pays homage to the players and all who contributed to making this dream a reality. Showcasing memorabilia and the personalities as well as world-class footballing talent, it gives a unique exploration into the DNA of this historic Liverpool team. A must-see for all Liverpool FC fans.

From Liverpool: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip

8. From Liverpool: North Wales Adventure Sightseeing Day Trip

Leave the music city of Liverpool and travel to Wales on a 90-minute, fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th-century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme.  Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle (not included), a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with Frenchman Richard The Engineer. Afterward, head to Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the so-called “capital of North Wales,” Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods.  Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed by your experienced guide and driver along the way.

The Dark Side of Liverpool: 1.5-Hour Ghost History Tour

9. The Dark Side of Liverpool: 1.5-Hour Ghost History Tour

Experience the dark side of Liverpool on this eerie tour down Hope Street. Meet outside the city's Philharmonic Pub on Hope Street and visit two of the city's famous cathedrals. Pass by the famous Everyman Theatre and the Rodney Street Conservation Area, see the building where John Lennon lived for three years, and discover the place where Hitler’s brother hid to avoid conscription. As you approach the final destination of the tour, the impressive Gothic Anglican Cathedral cemetery, listen as your guides relay tales of the black plague and tell of Liverpool’s most famous ghost story.

Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

10. Liverpool and The Beatles Day Tour from London

Arriving at Liverpool Lime Street, you'll have time to explore this Victorian City - stroll along the world-famous waterfront admiring the stunningly refurbished Albert Dock Complex. These beautifully restored dock warehouses are now home to a dazzling collection of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops, and other unique attractions. Your tour includes tickets to The Beatles Story, where you can experience the most sensational story the pop world has ever known. In the afternoon your 'Magical Mystery Tour' is waiting to take you away. This 2-hour tour takes you around all the landmarks in the lives of the Fab Four, including their homes, schools, birthplaces, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, and many other significant spots. Ends at the famous Cavern Club.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,194 reviews

A really well organised and informative exhibition . The audio commentary was free and added to the experience, thought at times I needed to turn off the commentary in order to concentrate on the information around me . I particularly enjoyed the replica Cavern and the audio interviews of fans who had seen the Beatles play there. Our visit lasted around 90 minuets though we could stayed longer if we wished . It’s a shame you can only use the cafe at the end as we got there slightly early and would have liked to use it before. All in all well worth the money, would recommend a visit .

The whole trip was fun and informative, thoroughly enjoyed this trip down memory lane with my daughter. Definitely worth booking.

What a great place! Whatever your taste in British music is there is something for everyone

Overall a wonderful experience. One gets an immersive Beatles experience

Great exhibition with interactive elements. Defo recommend a visit.