The new exhibition will offer insight into the inspiration for one of The Beatles’ most iconic songs. Iconic Liverpool landmark Strawberry Field is set to be transformed as it prepares to open its gates to the community for good.
The famous site was gifted to The Salvation Army in 1934 and later opened as a children’s home, and was even a place where young John Lennon visited to play.
The Beatles ‘ song Strawberry Fields Forever immortalised the venue, with hundreds of thousands of tourists visiting each year – and now it is opening to the public for the first time.
Strawberry Field is set to continue its tradition of giving young people the best chance to succeed by creating a new training hub, visitor exhibition and café.
The site is expected to open to the public in around six weeks, giving visitors the chance to follow in the footsteps of John Lennon.
Strawberry Field will feature a new, authentic exhibition dedicated to the story of the place, the song, and Lennon’s early life.
The exhibition will follow Strawberry Field through the 1930s to present day, featuring archival footage, photographs, timelines and specialist media guides.
Through multimedia, interviews and memorabilia, the exhibition provides insight into John Lennon’s childhood and the inspiration behind one of The Beatles’ most iconic songs.
Along with this, the site will provide a training hub for young people with learning disabilities, offering training, skills and valuable work placements to foster real employment prospects.
Strawberry Field will offer support to young people and their families to develop aspirations, help to break down barriers, and achieve their full potential.
The site is also set to be a Christian Community of spiritual exploration, retreat and pastoral care.
Visitors can also enjoy the gardens and café on site to explore Strawberry Field.