miércoles, 6 de junio de 2012

End of Beatlemania: Beatles museum in Hamburg closes its doors

The five-storey museum built near the sit of early gigs by the band will shut its doors at the end of the month after only three years, according to the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper.
Despite containing more than 1,000 items of memorabilia, Folkert Koopmanns, the museum manager, claims Hamburg city council had not provided it with enough support. There has also not been enough interest from Beatles fans, with only 150,000 people visiting it since it opened back in May 2009.
"In view of the high deficits, there is no solution left but closure, if you want to act responsibly," Mr Koopmanns said.
"A privately-run museum as big as Beatlemania is condemned to fail without public support. That's a fact that we fought against until enthusiasm turned into resignation – a bitter experience."
Of the exhibits, some will be put into storage, but others could be closed.
"We had many hopes and wishes ... unfortunately, only some of them were fulfilled in the city which John Lennon used to say he became an adult."
In the early 1960s, The Beatles, who had not yet became world-famous, played in several clubs in the area, including the Star-Club, Kaiserkeller, Top Ten and Indra.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

4 comentarios:

  1. Que impacto para mi ver el submarino que sale entre los edificios!!!!
    Completamente asombrado!!!!!

    1. Pues sí que es original. Qué pena la mala gestión y lo cierren.

  2. Pues estas tardando en pedir el submarino para la coleccion!!!!! La pena es que sera enorme!!!!!

  3. No hay problema. Ya tengo el sitio. Para The Beatles siempre hay algún lugar.