Beatles Museum Shutting Down

(Gibson) NME is reporting that the Beatles museum in Hamburg, Germany, will shut down at the end of June due to a "lack of interest."

The famed museum opened its doors on the Reeperbahn strip in Hamburg in 2009 -- right near the Cavern Club, where the guys played many of their early shows -- and offers over 1,000 pieces of Beatles memorabilia. Even with everything a Beatle fan could ever imagine inside its doors, the museum has attracted an estimated 150,000 visitors over the past three years, far fewer attendees than expected by museum operators.

Speaking with German newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, museum manager Folkert Koopmanns explained that he believes closing the museum is the responsible thing to do. "In view of the high deficits, there is no solution left but closure, if you want to act responsibly. 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." more on this story

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