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  • 2. The Beatles on a 1960s television - Halle
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Even if you're more of a Händel than a Beatles fan, don't miss the Beatles Museum in Halle!

This is not a selective museum. For years they have been collecting anything and everything related to the Beatles and have stuffed it all into 500 square meters of exhibition space on four floors of this very nice old building.

The lower floors are devoted to "The Beatles until 1970" and the upper floors have exhibits on "The Solo Beatles" from the time after John, Paul, George and Ringo split up and all went their separate ways with independent solo careers.

On the top floor there is a projection room where you can see masses of films and videos. If you have lots of time on your hands you could theoretically sit there from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (they don't mind) and probably not see the same film twice.

Entrance to the full museum costs five Euros per person, except that children who are less than 150 centimeters tall only pay three Euros.

But if you just want to see "The Beatles until 1970" and not the rest, you can take the "small program" which only costs three Euros for adults and two for children.

My recommendation is not to be stingy and have a look at the whole museum, because I find their solo careers at least as interesting as their time together as a band.

Once when I went to the Music Museum in Paris they had a large but temporary exhibition on John Lennon entitled Unfinished Music, dealing with his life and work in the 1970s after the breakup of the Beatles. Admittedly the display in Halle is not as polished and professional as the one in Paris, but the one in Halle has the advantage of being there permanently so you can see it whenever you happen to be in town. (Except Mondays, when the museum is closed.)


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1. Beatles Museum
2. The Beatles on a 1960s television
3. Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Live at the Star Club in Hamburg, 1962
5. Headline when John Lennon was shot

Address: Alter Markt 12, 06108 Halle (Saale)
Directions: GPS 51°28'49.14" North; 11°58'6.79" East
Phone: (0345) 2 90 39 00
Website: http://www.beatlesmuseum.net/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2010
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