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A combined tour of 'Mendips' and 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool

Book your tour online now and enjoy the unique experience of a visit to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney. This is your only opportunity to see inside the places where the Beatles met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs.

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. Visiting the Beatles' childhood homes in Liverpool is an absolute must for fans of any ages. The tours provide a real insight into Lennon and McCartney's humble beginnings.

Tickets for tours during 2015 are now available and can be purchased via our online booking system or over the phone on 0151 427 7231.

Visiting the Beatles' Childhood Homes

Look out for the ferris wheel © National Trust/Alex Muir

These amazing houses aren't quite like any other National Trust property, so a few different rules apply for visiting. Please click the link below to visit our FAQ page.

Get your ticket to ride

These fascinating tours are the only way to get inside the childhood homes of Lennon and McCartney. Other tours may take you to see the outside but the National Trust tours are the only way to see inside. Places are limited to 15 per tour, so we strongly recommend that you book online in advance.

New for 2015: we're open seven days a week from June to October! Tours will then run Wednesday to Sunday until the end of November. They last for approximately 2 ½ hours.

From 1 June to 1 November tours will run at 10am, 11am & 2.15pm departing from Jurys Inn hotel, Liverpool city centre and 3.15pm departing from Speke Hall. On Mondays & Tuesdays there is no 3.15pm tour.

From 4 to 29 November tours will run at 10am, 11am & 2.15pm departing from Jurys Inn hotel, Liverpool city centre.

Please book by phone on 0151 427 7231 if:

  • You have no internet access
  • You have special access needs ie you require a wheelchair or carer ticket
  • You want to book a place for a child under 5
  • You will need to borrow a booster seat for a child

Making Music

Lennon and McCartney continue to be a source of inspiration to musicians of all ages.

Chris de Burgh filmed part of his latest music video at 20 Forthlin Road. Jump to about 5 minutes into the "making of" video to see it make a starring appearance!