The Liverpool Beatles Museum has unveiled their latest exhibit at the World Premiere at the Mathew Street museum, home to one of the largest Bealtes collections in the world.
The back door to Upton Green, George Harrison’s childhood home, was put on display.
If you open the door, you will be joining the likes of George, Paul, and John. You get a glimpse into George’s childhood.
The Harrison family moved into the modest house at 25 Upton Green in Speke, on the outskirts of Liverpool, in 1949.
George was six years old when they moved in, and the family remained there until 1962, when the Beatles began to hit the big time.
The house played host to rehearsals by the Quarrymen and the Beatles, with Paul and John being regular visitors. The door offers a glimpse into George Harrison’s childhood home and the beginning of the Beatles as a band.
Museum Owner Roag Best said:
“Upton Green had the Quarrymen and also John, Paul and George rehearsing together in the house. George was still living there at the beginning of Beatlemania”.
Sold at auction in 2021 to American Ken Lambert, the house, now an Airbnb, is available to visit on the Beatles tourist trail for one day each week.
Ken recalls the door was in “really rough shape”, and had been stored for years in the outbuilding to the property. He and his friend Mark spent many long hours carrying out its renovation, and the museum is thrilled the add such a unique item into its growing collection.
You can check out the latest exhibit and the rest of the Beatles collection when visiting the museum. For more information please see their website.