The National Trust has announced that a new on line booking system is being launched from 1 November for visitors wanting to tour the childhood homes of John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney in Liverpool.
The Trust acquired 20 Forthlin Road – home of Sir Paul and his brother Michael – in 1995 with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, and opened it to the public in 1998. John Lennon’s childhood home, ‘Mendips’ was bought and generously donated to the Trust by Yoko Ono in 2002, opening to the public in 2003.
Simon Osborne, the National Trust’s Liverpool Properties’ Manager says:
“I am delighted that we are able to offer this new on line booking facility for those who want to discover what life was like for John and Paul as they grew up in these two very ordinary surburban houses.
It will be much easier for overseas visitors to plan their itineraries and book tours in advance for ‘Mendips’ and 20 Forthlin Road, rather than having to rely on our current manual reservation system which, particularly when there is a time difference, can prove somewhat unsatisfactory.”