School trip to The Beatles Story
Children of all ages are invited to experience The Beatles Story’s Discovery Zone. Learn about The Beatles’ lives, times, music and influential legacy using fun interactive resources. Be sure to look out for their fun-packed workshops during half-term and school holidays too, listed within their events page.
Experience interactive Beatles-themed activities in our Discovery Zone allowing both young and old to learn about the Beatles’ music, the times they lived in and their influential legacy in a fun, interactive way confirming The Beatles Story’s commitment to life-long learning.
Children have the opportunity to compose music on their giant piano, listen to records in the 1960s NEMS record store, create Beatles inspired artwork and discover the story of the Beatles on an interactive timeline.
They’ve linked the story of The Beatles, their early lives, rise to fame and combined creativity to selected areas of the National Curriculum, including History, English, Art, Music and Geography to actively encourage and involve children in their learning.
Located within Liverpool’s historic Royal Albert Dock, The Beatles Story is a unique visitor attraction that transports you on an enlightening and atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture and music of The Beatles.
To provide learners working at Key Stages 1 and 2 with an interactive creative experience.
For KS1 schools in Merseyside this will link in with the local study of significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
For both KS1 and KS2, looking at changes within living memory and changes in national life with particular focus on Beatlemania and teenagers.
Students will learn chronologically about the lives, the developing fame and the music of the Beatles.
- HISTORY Experience how much the Beatles lives changed from their first performance to the phenomena known as Beatlemania.
- MUSIC Compare early and later music of the Beatles and understand what influenced the change.
- ENGLISH Have the opportunity to explore the music and words of some of the greatest hits of the 60’s.
- ART Create their own posters, advertisements and record sleeves using various mediums and materials.
- TECHNOLOGY Learn about how listening to music has changed throughout the years from Vinyl records to downloads.
- GEOGRAPHY Discover the places around the world where The Beatles visited and performed.
- FASHION Learn all about and dress up in 60s clothing.
On average a visit will take 2-3 hours, this incorporates a viewing of the main exhibition areas, an audio tour and a session in the Discovery Zone.
- The attraction can take groups of between 10 – 90 children per day.
- 1 free of charge teacher to every 10 pupils.
- A lunch room facility in their Chillout Zone is available for pre-booking.
- They offer teachers the chance to make a complimentary familiarisation visit before bringing a group.
- The attraction is fully accessible, please let them know if you have wheelchair users or others with special needs within your group.
- Coaches can drop-off and pick-up in Gower Street. Coach parking is available in Kings Dock adjacent to the Albert Dock.
- There are toilets – and wheelchair accessible toilets.
- The attraction offers cloakroom facilities.
- Kids lunch boxes and goody bags can be pre-ordered on request.
- A comprehensive list of teacher resources for use in the classroom are available from their website.