The vision

Our vision for Strawberry Field is to weave together educational, cultural, heritage and spiritual exploration in one bold, imaginative plan. Building on from the story of Strawberry Field, we want to create a vibrant visitor experience that inspires people today as much as the place inspired the young John Lennon.

Julia Baird, Honorary President, discusses the new Strawberry Field vision

The Strawberry Field Exhibition

Strawberry Field is in Woolton, Liverpool, close to where John Lennon grew up.

He had a troubled childhood, removed from the care of his mother when he was just a few years old and brought up by an aunt. For John, The Salvation Army site at Strawberry Field was a place of peace and refuge but also a place to escape and enjoy in a turbulent world – a quiet spot where he could play with friends, climb trees and dream his dreams.

A new exhibition exploring the story of the place, the song and John Lennon’s early life will open at Strawberry Field – on the original site that inspired the famous song.





The gardens at Strawberry Field will be at the heart of the new experience. Visitors will be able to stroll through John Lennon’s childhood playground, explore the trees he climbed and shady glades he rested and dreamed in during the summer. 

Across the gardens, young people will be gaining valuable work experience, while working with teams of staff to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

“I truly believe this is a wonderful and important project.”

Peter Hooton, Chair of the Beatles Legacy Group