Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Woolton & Allerton
Liverpool
Merseyside

Tel: +44 (0)151 427 7231

Fax: 0151 427 9860

Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road (Beatles Childhood Homes)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£24.00 per ticket
Adult (NT Member)£9.50 per ticket
Child (aged 5 - 16)£7.25 per ticket
Child (NT Member)£7.25 per ticket

Beatles' Childhood Homes Tour
Combined visits by minibus tour to Mendips, the childhood home of John Lennon and 20 Forthlin Road, the former home of the McCartney family.

Please note the capacity of the minibus is 15 passengers. Prices are liable to change so please check the National Trust website for the most up to date ticketing prices.

About

Step inside the lives of a young Lennon and McCartney with this combined escorted tour of Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road – the childhood homes of John and Paul. This is your opportunity to explore where the Fab Four met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs; a real treat for any Beatles or Quarrymen fan!

These two small houses in suburban Liverpool offer the only tour that takes you inside these unique and incredibly atmospheric buildings – you can practically hear the sounds of the lads, and almost picture their daily routines played out in front of you. 'Imagine' walking through the back door into the kitchen where John’s Aunt Mimi would have cooked him his tea, or standing in the spot where Lennon and McCartney composed ‘I Saw Her Standing There’.  Join our custodians on a fascinating trip down memory lane, and take a moment to reflect on these incredible individuals.

Mendips

Lennon’s childhood home and a fine example of 1950s semi-detached housing popular in this suburban area of Liverpool. You might note that it seems more ‘luxurious’ than 20 Forthlin Road, mainly due to the loving maintenance of John’s Aunt Mimi. You’ll be able to experience the house and garden just as it was when they lived there; neat, tidy yet still cosy.

20 Forthlin Road

Step inside a typical example of post-war terraced council housing, McCartney’s childhood home is smaller than Lennon’s. Money was tight; after Paul’s mother’s tragic death, himself and his brother Mike were brought up solely by their father Jim.

Expect to see mismatched wallpaper, clutter and threadbare sofas; just as it would have been during their time here.

Take home memento of your incredible visit – from books to postcards – both houses have souvenirs that you can purchase (cash only), taking a little piece of your experience away with you.

Booking a Tour

The tour itself incorporates mini bus travel, which has a capacity of 15 passengers. The buses are fully wheelchair accessible, but please call to check availability and the team will be happy to find a suitable tour for you. For information on tour pick-ups, times and any extra information, please visit the tour FAQ’s here.

We recommend booking well in advance, as each tour is limited to 15 people and can sell out incredibly quickly.

The tour is full all ages too, so no need to leave some of your friends of family behind – child tickets are available to purchase along with adult tickets, and places are free for under 5s – though you will still need to reserve a space for your little one.

Facilities

Other

  • Audio Tours
  • Booking essential
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guides Available
  • Ramp/Level Access - The houses are not adapted for disabled access to the first floor rooms, but a photograph album is available.
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

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Recent Reviews:

  • Riley-Roo-Roo
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    An absolute must-do!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 25th November 2018
    Many thanks to NT, Colin & Sylvia and Joe the trusty minibus driver for a truly unforgettable experience. I booked this as a surprise trip for the wife and we've been talking about it ever since... Read full review
  • Jon091
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Ultimate Beatles Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 26th November 2018
    If you have any interest at all in The Beatles this tour is a must, you’re picked up by the friendly tour driver at Liverpool docks, only 12 people at a time because of the size of the houses. At... Read full review
  • Metallisa
    Astoria, New York
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Highlight of my trip to Liverpool
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th November 2018
    I went to Liverpool for one reason only: BEATLES. My Fiance and I went to London but he had off for only one week. NO WAY was I traveling that close to Liverpool and not visiting! So I did... Read full review

Opening Times

Low Season (26 February 2017 - 13 March 2017)
High Season (16 March 2017 - 30 October 2017)
Low Season (2 November 2017 - 27 November 2017)
Low Season (26 February 2018 - 13 March 2018)

* Admission by guided tour only. Times and pick-up locations vary. Please go on the National Trust website for more information and to use their online booking system. Alternatively you can call for details and tickets on 08448004791.

November Tours depart from Jury's Inn, 3 times a day.
16 March - 30 October morning tours depart from Liverpool City Centre, afternoon tours depart from Speke Hall.

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