Strawberry Fields Forever in Liverpool

The Salvation Army’s children’s home that inspired The Beatles’ famous song Strawberry Fields Forever has opened its gates as a tourist attraction and youth centre. The grounds of the Strawberry Field children’s home in the Woolton neighbourhood of Liverpool, England had been a place for solitude for musician John Lennon as a child. After the Beatles’ tune became a hit in 1967, Strawberry Field, although closed to the public, became a popular stop for music fans. Now, following extensive renovations, the site is open to visitors. It features an exhibition centre with interactive displays about John Lennon’s music and childhood, a café as well as gardens for spiritual reflection. A training facility for young adults with learning disabilities is also onsite.