Under the scheme, The Beatles Story museum on Liverpool’s Albert Docks will more than double in size to provide new exhibition areas and vastly improved visitor facilities.
The improvements, which will greatly enhance Liverpool’s tourism product, are expected to open in time for European Capital of Culture 2008.
Jerry Goldman, director of The Beatles Story said: ‘These plans for The Beatles Story will see us become a truly 21st-century visitor attraction. State-of-the-art, interactive exhibits will complement a number of key improvements to the overall design and look of the attraction, ensuring we continue to be Liverpool’s must-see destination for tourists, school groups and families.’
The planned expansion will include a ‘Going Solo’ gallery exploring life after the Beatles for John, Paul, George and Ringo, an interactive Children’s Learning Centre, and a new special exhibition space to host themed changing exhibitions throughout the year.