Among the other items, including official merchandise, personal items, even locks of hair, a remarkable brick—for-brick recreation of the Cavern Club’s iconic vaulted stage gives a vivid impression of how tiny they used to build those post-war Brits. A trove of previously unseen stills from the band’s 1964 world tour, meanwhile, illustrates how unfathomably huge four of them would become.
"One of the most poignant, yet challenging artifacts in the show is John Lennon's last autograph, on the Double Fantasy album cover, […] It may be a difficult piece to see, given its haunting reminders of a life and talent taken from us too soon. The experience ends with this artifact and the difficult story it has to share. When I think about those early years of the group, how they came together, of their successes, and long-term impact of their music, this artifact at the conclusion of the show really brought it home for me, as it was the end of their music together that had so impacted the world."
The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition is an immersive and educational retrospective driven by the music and the culture that the Fab Four produced, showing how their story continues to change and inspire the world today. The Magical History Tour fosters historical, cultural, artistic, and musical learning for all ages in both the museum and the classroom, all while maintaining a fun and engaging atmosphere.