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George Harrison's childhood home transformed into an Airbnb and museum

George Harrison’s childhood home as it was marketed for auction. Photo: Omega Auctions

George Harrison’s childhood home as it was marketed for auction. Photo: Omega Auctions

Published May 5, 2022


George Harrison's childhood home has been transformed into an Airbnb rental and a house museum.

The Beatles star's former family home in Liverpool was recently acquired at auction by Ken Lambert and he's now turning the property into a destination for fans of the band.

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Lambert, 48 - who is in the business of commercial construction - told the New York Post newspaper: "Once I realised I was the winner, it was pretty shocking.

"I really started to think about what I was going to do with the property. I’m not a wealthy individual. It’s not like I go around buying up properties. I’m a Beatles fan, yes, but I am a big George Harrison fan specifically."

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Lambert bought the property for £171 000 (R3.32 million) and is only the third person to have owned the home since the Harrison family.

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Here is the property as it was marketed by Omega Auctions:

The property owner ultimately decided to transform the landmark into an Airbnb and a house museum for weekly tours.

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Lambert took the decision after observing the success of house museums dedicated to John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney.

"I think it was a shame that George’s house had no relevance to millions of Beatles fans, but they’re waiting in line to walk into John Lennon’s house.

"George is my favourite Beatle. I want to respect his legacy."

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Lambert walked through the property after he managed to buy it at auction, and he can still vividly remember the experience.

He shared: "It was pretty insane when I was able to walk through the house. I was there by myself. I kind of walked through it after I owned it.

"It was a very surreal experience, it was a remarkable feeling."

To view the property now, as Airbnb accommodation and a museum, click here