Liverpool is set to get a new museum dedicated to The Beatles.
The Fab Four's shadow looms large over the city, with numerous sites dedicated to their honour - not least the Cavern Club, located a stone's throw from the original site.
Now, though, The Beatles will gain a brand new museum in the city, which will be housed on the waterfront.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the news as part of his budget announcement, alongside plans for museum and culture funding nationwide.
Find the announcement below.
It's a curious development, not least since Liverpool is already well suited for Beatles historiography. Equally, the Far Four spent their musical adolescence in Hamburg, playing endless nights on the Reeperbahn - a formative musical experience that would be denied to any new group under Brexit red tape.
Social media wasn't overly keen on the idea...
Brilliant news! A new Beatles museum coming to our city…— Dave Downie (@daviddownie17) October 27, 2021
I wonder if it will replace that museum in the city that celebrates the music and culture brought to the world by 4 men who made a few number one songs? https://t.co/f8dOHcdmUl
Oh because that’s what Liverpool needs, a Beatles museum. They’ve never commemorated the Beatles in Liverpool https://t.co/eeJHkJJpby— . (@twlldun) October 27, 2021
From a UNESCO world heritage site to another Beatles museum.— Vijay Arogyasami (@VijayArogyasami) October 27, 2021
What some people fail to see is that the generation that the Beatles is important to, is diminishing every year. Does it really have any long-term value? https://t.co/kFIt7niIYS
There’s literally a Beatles museum on the docks ON TOP OF The British Music Experience that features an exhibit on - you guessed it - THE BEATLES.— Danielle Blake (@abradacabla) October 27, 2021