It was 25 years ago today that the Beatles Story opened on the Albert Dock in Liverpool. The Beatles Story presents a permanent exhibition devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. “Our record figures for the last financial year show that even 25 years on, the Beatles Story brand remains incredibly strong and continues to grow as an integral part of Liverpool’s visitor economy,” said Martin King, of the Beatles Story.
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To commemorate the 25th birthday, the Beatles Story put on a star-studded event as Liverpudlian municipal VIPs joined members from the Beatles Industry Group, celebrities, and co-founders, Mike and Bernie Byrne to look back on 25 years.
The winners of the Beatles Story ambassador competition were also announced by Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Erica Kemp. The competition, which ran from the beginning of February, saw Beatles fans from all over the world compete to be named the biggest Beatles fan. The entries came in from 52 countries including China, Japan, Brazil, New Zealand and the U.S. Twenty-five winners told their passionate tales of The Beatles. Their role will be to spread the word of the Beatles Story internationally and the attraction will be working with each of them to keep them in the loop on any new projects.
The top prize was won by Mexico’s Tere Chacon, who claims to be the first to publish a Beatles-based website in Spanish. She will travel to Liverpool and visit the city’s many Beatles-oriented attractions. She will also take tea with the Lord Mayor and stay at the Hard Days Night Hotel.