Visitor exhibition

An interactive experience that tells interweaving stories of the house, The Salvation Army, John Lennon's childhood, and the writing and recording of 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

Each visitor will enter into a world where ‘nothing is real’ plunging into the 1860's era where Strawberry Field began as a Victorian house, before it transformed into a safe place where The Salvation Army supported and homed some of Liverpool’s vulnerable youth. Visitors can then experience through archival footage, photographs and timelines and our specialist media guides the world where John Lennon played as a child and what happened behind the famous red gates. 

The Media Guide tour continues into the gardens where John played, providing inspirational thoughts and music for peace, love and self-exploration. The exhibition and garden tour contains over 4.5 hours of meaningful and inspiring content, however we expect most visitors will spend around 1.5 hours on their first of what we hope will be many visits.

Our Media Guides are also now available in French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin!

Through immersive multimedia, interviews and memorabilia, this exhibition will give unprecedented insight into John Lennon’s childhood and the inspiration behind one of the Beatles’ most iconic songs, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’ This intimate look at Lennon’s time at Strawberry Field, as never seen before, is a must-see for any Beatles fan. With your visit or donation, you'll be helping to support young people with learning disabilities in the Liverpool area to overcome barriers to move into employment where nationally only between 6% and 7% of working age adults with learning disabilities are in paid employment.

The Strawberry Field exhibition delves into the intertwined cultural, spiritual and musical heritage of the site. We hope every person leaves the exhibition as inspired as much as the young John Lennon.

Purchase tickets from the shop when you visit or reserve your place in advance.

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“I truly believe this is a wonderful and important project.”

Peter Hooton, Chair of the Beatles Legacy Group