Things to do at Strawberry Field Liverpool review
“Let me take you down, ‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields”. We all know the lyrics from the famous Beatles song. Did you know that the inspiration for this song came from the site of a former Salvation Army children’s home which has now opened as a tourist attraction? The home is no longer there but the iconic red gates and a new exhibition centre are.
The site is located close to John Lennon’s childhood house and a short drive from the centre of Liverpool in Merseyside. The centre is home now to an interactive experience that tells the stories of the children’s home, John Lennon’s childhood and the writing and recording of the famous song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
You start the visit in the 1860s where it began as a Victorian house and was then transformed into a safe place for some of Liverpool’s vulnerable youth. There is archive footage, photos and more. There is a media guide tour that then continues into the gardens where John Lennon played. Most visitors to the centre spend around 1.5 hours there on their visit. The media guides are available in a number of languages. The hallowed gardens where John Lennon once played are now there for you to enjoy and explore.
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FAQ and Further Information Strawberry Field Liverpool
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
An interactive museum with media guide that tells the story of the children’s home, John Lennon’s famous song and his childhood. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £10.95, children under 16 with a paying adult are free. Other pricing options are available.
Is there parking?
There is parking.
When are they open?
They are open for most of the year. They close Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year Day. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Pet dogs are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.