New backstage tours now at Cavern Club

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The Cavern Club Stage. Pic © JMU Journalism

The Cavern Club has started brand new tours that will take the public to never-before-seen areas.

The legendary venue located on Mathew Street will allow fans of Liverpool’s music scene to take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the city’s tourist hotspots.

The tour begins outside with a look at the surrounding buildings, including Liverpool’s Wall of Fame, the newly-added Cavern restaurant and all of the city’s number one records hung on the wall.

Visitors then enter an old doorway of the Cavern Club and down into the depths and of the building where they can glimpse how the building looked in the ’70s.

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Other areas include dressing rooms, Ringo Starr’s signature and the areas used by Paul McCartney of when he played at the replica venue last summer. Along with these, the original skeleton of the club is on show before its demolition, all accompanied by new stories and secrets not told in previous tours.

The 45-minute tour is led by the Cavern’s social media manager, Dale Roberts, who dives into the history of club, its many changes, relocations and everything that has gone into preserving the landmark.

He told JMU Journalism: “We get so many people asking to see a lot of the club we don’t show off and there’s so much more to see. A lot of people know this as ‘myth-ews street’ as there are so many myths that go along with the club so this sets them all right, or to the best of our ability anyway.

“There’s a lot more than just this one club to see and find out about and it’s a great way to experience it.”

The tour also touches on other stars who have graced the stage, such as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, and finishes right as a band is about to come on stage. It runs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am and is completely free.

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