St. Peter's Church Hall stage Sometimes there is no mistaking which objects belong in a museum’s collection. The object may not be particularly old. It needn’t be ornate or fragile. It might look to anyone else like a very ordinary thing. But if it tells a story, that’s interesting. If it tells a story which has repercussions across the world, that is very interesting. On 6 July 1957 John Lennon met Paul McCartney at the side of St. Peter’s Church Hall stage. In the words of John:
That stage where it all began was acquired by National Museums Liverpool in 2005. It is now on display in Museum of Liverpool in the Beatles show; an immersive space which takes visitors on a journey, starting on a humble church stage and ending with a musical and cultural revolution, which continues to reverberate across the world. So, as the city starts seven days of twisting and shouting for International Beatleweek Festival, why not take a moment to see where, 59 years ago, a friendship was forged and history was made. National Museums Liverpool is 30 this year and to celebrate we have made a timeline of just some of the key objects and moments in our history. For me the St Peter’s Church Hall stage is perhaps the most iconic. Take a look here and see if you agree.
"That day was the day that I met Paul. The day it all started moving."