Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock, Gower Street
MERSEYSIDE - Liverpool, England, L3 4AD
Phone: 0151 709 1963
The award-winning Beatles Story is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles. Take a magical history tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time – from their Liverpool childhood, through the early days of the band, to world domination and on to their solo careers. Find out how the Fab Four met, go behind the scenes at the famous Abbey Road Studios and take an underwater trip on the Yellow Submarine! You can even go right back to the place where it started and hang out at the Casbah Coffee Club or explore the stunning replica of the Cavern Club. With a rolling program of other special exhibitions, you can visit time and time again and always discover something new.
The penny machine is in the Starbuck's gift shop at the exit door to the tour. Hours of operation: open every day from Monday to Sunday (excluding December 25th and 26th). Winter hours: November 1st through March 31st 10:00 am to 18:00 (6:00 pm) with last admission at 17:00 (5:00 pm). Summer hours: April 1st through October 31st 09:00 am to 19:00 (7:00 pm) with last admission at 17:00 (5:00 pm). Check the website for holiday hours. Adults £14.95, concession (senior citizens 60+/students) £11.50, and children (aged 5-16 years) £9.00. You do not have to pay admission to access the gift shop, but this tour is HIGHLY recommended.The gift shop and end of the tour is now situated 50 yards to the right of the attraction entrance. You’ll find parking for the Albert Dock at the 24-hour Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool and Albert Dock multi-story car park, and a limited amount of parking on the Dock itself. There is also extra parking at Liverpool One’s Q Park and the John Lewis car park on Liver Street. Parking facilities are open 24 hours a day. Parking and handicap accessible parking are not free.
Four designs available from a "Penny Souvenir" wheel cranked machine. Each cost £1 plus the English penny that you supply.
Machine 4 Machine now takes new £1. Enter gift shop and go downstairs for machine. All have a beaded border:
1. (H) A Liverpool street sign with 'City of Liverpool Penny Lane L18'.
2. (H) Silhouettes of the Beatles heads with 'The Beatles Story'.
3. (H) A Liverpool street sign with 'City of Liverpool Mathew Street L2'.
4. (V) 4 Beatle cartoon characters around a drum kit with 'Discovery Zone The Beatles Story'.
G.P.S. coordinates: Latitude: N53° 23' 57.7968" Longitude: W2° 59' 27.8442"
Retired design 1 had a beaded border:
1. (H) A Liverpool street sign with 'Penny Lane L18' surrounded by 'The Beatles Story City of Liverpool'.
Retired design 2 had a beaded border:
1. (H) Silhouettes of the Beatles heads with 'The Beatles Story'.
Retired design 3 had a beaded border:
1. (H) Silhouettes of the Beatles heads with 'The Beatles Story Albert Dock Liverpool'.
August 2017 machine working well. TS
10/25/18: I have also been told that the machine in the Beatles Story is being replaced!! PL