Beatlemania, the Beatles museum built in the German city Hamburg close to where the Fab Four played during their visits in the early Sixties, will close at the end of his month due to lack of interest.
The five-storey museum was opened in May 2009 and contains over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia but, after being visited by only 150,000 people during its three year run, will now close according to the local paper Hamburger Morgenpost.
“In view of the high deficits, there is no solution left but closure, if you want to act responsibly,” the museum’s manager Folkert Koopmanns has 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. 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.”Just Published: