The vision

Our vision for Strawberry Field is to weave together educational, cultural, heritage and spiritual exploration in one bold, imaginative plan. Building on from the story of Strawberry Field, we want to create a vibrant visitor experience that inspires people today as much as the place inspired the young John Lennon.

The Strawberry Field Exhibition


Strawberry Field is in Woolton, Liverpool, close to where John Lennon grew up.

He had a troubled childhood, removed from the care of his mother when he was just a few years old and brought up by an aunt. For John, The Salvation Army site at Strawberry Field was a place of peace and refuge but also a place to escape and enjoy in a turbulent world – a quiet spot where he could play with friends, climb trees and dream his dreams.

A new exhibition exploring the story of the place, the song and John Lennon’s early life will open at Strawberry Field – on the original site that inspired the famous song.

Café


The Strawberry Field café will be a comfortable, stylish spot to relax and recharge, welcoming people from across the world and within the local community.

Gardens


The gardens at Strawberry Field will be at the heart of the new experience. Visitors will be able to stroll through John Lennon’s childhood playground, explore the trees he climbed and shady glades he rested and dreamed in during the summer. 

Across the gardens, young people will be gaining valuable work experience, while working with teams of staff to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

“The plans to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE