Ringo Starr’s house to be demolished

The Beatles’ drummer’s birthplace reconstructed at museum

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr’s birthplace could be knocked down and rebuild brick-by-brick at the new Museum Of Liverpool.

As previously reported, a campaign to save Starr’s birthplace failed after the city council said it had: “no historical significance”. However, National Museums Liverpool said the home would be a “hugely popular” feature.

A spokesman for the museum’s group said: “We are hopeful that we will be able to give a home to the childhood house of Ringo Starr.

“Negotiations are underway with all parties involved, but there are still many details to be worked out.”

The house – in Madryn Street in Toxteth – is one of 460 buildings in the area set to be demolished so new homes can be built in their place. Starr lived there for three months before he moved to Admiral Grove.

Work on the Museum Of Liverpool is set to be completed in 2008, reports BBC NEWS. The same year the city will be the European Capital Of Culture.