The Magical Beatles Museum to open café and bar

Inside The Magical Beatles Museum
A BRAND new museum dedicated to The Beatles is gearing up to open a new café and bar in Mathew Street.
Opened in July by Roag Best, the brother of original drummer Pete Best and son of Apple Records head Neil Aspinall, The Magical Beatles Museum is based at the former Lennon's Bar in the infamous Mathew Street.

The team renovated the five-storey Victorian warehouse and now Roag hopes to boost visitors by around 70% in the next year - employing 20 more people in the process.

What is interesting is that in a city dedicated to it's famous sons, The Magical Beatles Museum is a much-welcomed addition to the scene, offering visitors the chance to experience the Fab Four from their infancy.

Each floor is dedicated to a period of Beatles history with 1,200 personal items helping to tell the tale with an interactive twist.

Some rare items on display include Pete Best's drum kit, George Harrison's Futurama guitar and John Lennon's Sgt Pepper medals.

Roag said: “Growing up, I wasn’t aware of how famous the Beatles truly were, I just loved spending time with my four friends – John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The exterior of The Magical Beatles Museum
“A lot of items that I’ve held on to from this period are now of huge interest to fans, and it’s great to be able to give people a unique insight into the band’s history.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the interest from tourists over the past six months and it’s only set to increase going forward!

“Opening the new café and bar will help us to build on this success, making sure that people can spend the full day exploring the museum and discovering the real story of how four lads from Liverpool conquered the globe. 

“We worked with Lloyds Bank to secure the site, and the relationship team have been a huge support ever since.

"They really understand the business and what we’re trying to achieve and are always on hand to provide guidance when we need it.”

Now the museum will open a fantastic cafe and bar space for visitors to enjoy thanks to support from Lloyds Bank.

Samantha Murphy, relationship director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “The Beatles are a huge part of Liverpool’s history, and the newly-expanded Magical Beatles Museum will be a hub for tourists and fans who want to get the know the real story of the Fab Four.

“Beatles heritage is a huge driver for the local economy and previous research by Liverpool City Council has revealed that the city’s connection with the band adds nearly £82 million to the economy every year.

“With interest unlikely to fade any time soon, the Magical Beatles Museum looks set to benefit and will no doubt become a must-see attraction for fans across the world.

“At Lloyds Bank we have a team of relationship managers that understand the local market and can provide the tailored guidance and support that businesses need to thrive.”

The Magical Beatles Museum is open every day from 10am to 7pm with last admission at 5pm.

To book tickets, gift vouchers and for more information visit https://magicalbeatlesmuseum.com/

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