On this day in 2003, John Lennon’s boyhood home in Liverpool was opened to the public.
251 Menlove Avenue, located in Woolton, an affluent suburb of Liverpool, was owned by Lennon’s Aunt Mimi and her husband George Smith. At the age of five, Lennon moved there from 9 Newcastle Road, after his mother’s boyfriend persuaded her that it would be in the child’s best interest to live with them instead. He resided at the home until mid-1963, when he was 22 years old.
The building is preserved by The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty.