As the Cavern Club celebrates its 60th birthday people can now explore the iconic building - without leaving their home. The Cavern Club Chronicles allows you to take a virtual tour of the Mathew Street venue, where Brian Epstein discovered the Beatles .
It means people from all over the world, who might never get the chance to visit the Cavern in person, can now ‘step inside’ and see it from every aspect. You can even take a close look at more than 35 pieces in the musical museum, including historic photos, quotes, stories and videos.
Users can navigate their way round using the Google Street View arrows, or by clicking on the ‘Trivia’ button. The Cavern Club teamed up with Expedia to present the virtual tour in time for the club’s 60th anniversary.
Over the years stars including the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Stevie Wonder and Adele have performed at the Cavern . The venue first opened on Wednesday, January 16, 1957 as a jazz club before becoming a popular venue for rock and roll bands in the sixties.
The original building closed in March 1973 and was filled in as part of construction work on the Merseyrail loop line. The club was later re-built in its new location using many of the original bricks and to a design that closely resembles the original. It opened on April 26, 1984.
By: Amy Browne
Source: The Liverpool Echo