The famous Strawberry Field red gates – outside which thousands of people journey every year to have their photo taken – is open for the first time to visitors. Strawberry Field, the iconic site immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, was previously the site of the former Salvation Army children’s home, where John Lennon found solace as a child playing in the grounds.
Strawberry Field is a unique and authentic visitor experience. The site had a significant influence on John Lennon’s childhood, being the inspiration for the song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. It will also provide work experience for young adults with learning disabilities and barriers to employment, enabling them to learn a trade and find meaningful employment. Strawberry Field will be a place of spiritual exploration and discovery, offering the chance to explore the woods and gardens where John played as a child.
As a visitor attraction, Strawberry Field includes an authentic inter-active exhibition, complete with audio guide in multiple languages, exploring stories of the site’s history, John Lennon's childhood, the writing and recording of the song. Visits will include a tour of the garden and woods where John played as a child. A café will provide light refreshments as well as lunch and early dinner menus. A shop will stock an exciting and unique range of Strawberry Field merchandise.
Please note: Tours over 9 people should contact Strawberry Field directly for availability on 0151 252 6130 between 9am -5pm.
Door open at 9am. Tours start from 10am.