The Beatles Museum in Germany Closing Due to Low Interest
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:29:26
The Beatles museum in Hamburg, Germany is shutting down and closing its doors at the end of the month.
"Beatlemania," nestled in a five-story building and which opened back in May 2009, is closing shop due to lack of interest, reports the NME.com.
Manager Folkert Koopmanns told a local paper that the museum, which houses over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia on display and is located in the same area where the Beatles played live shows when visiting the country in the early '60s, has attracted only had 150,000 visitors since opening three years ago.
That's not good, in his eyes or in the eyes of business operation with a bottom line.
"In view of the high deficits, there is no solution left but closure, if you want to act responsibly," he 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."
Boo. Wonder where the items will be transferred in the wake of the closing.
Would you have visited a Beatles museum?