Let us take you down to… Strawberry Field: John Lennon’s childhood
haunt that later inspired one of The Beatles biggest selling hits
‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
Strawberry Field and the original Victorian house were gifted to The
Salvation Army in 1934. It was opened as a children’s home, for
nearly 70 years, it gave some of Liverpool’s most vulnerable
children a refuge from turmoil and unhappiness – a safe, calm, and
spiritual home. It was on these grounds that a young John Lennon,
before Beatles fame, came to play, reflect, and escape the post-War
streets of Woolton.
Those days shaped him and inspired his work within the Beatles as an
adult. Strawberry Field was later immortalised in the famous song,
‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ where he explored those more innocent
days of escape that could counter the later complexities of a life
lived in the public gaze.
Enjoy an unparalleled multi-sensory exhibition that sets the scene
in post-War Britain, offer fascinating insights into the origins of
the original Victorian house and shows how it paved the way for John
Lennon’s songwriting genius, in collaboration with his fellow
As well as being a world class visitor attraction, Strawberry Field
is also a Christian Community of spiritual exploration, retreat and
pastoral care. A place where you can take time to rest and refresh
During your tour with us you will enjoy a two-course traditional
Liverpool lunch in this unforgettable setting.