DUNEDIN – Penny Lane, billed as “the Ultimate Beatles Collection,” recently opened its doors at 730 Broadway on the second floor of Stirling Commons in downtown Dunedin.
The museum collection is the creation of longtime Dunedin resident and humanitarian Robert Entel, who believes the time is right to share his eclectic collection of Beatles memorabilia covering several decades dating back to 1961. The compilation was started at the famous Portobello Road flea market in London in 1984 whilst he was studying overseas.
Penny Lane contains many extremely rare and highly collectible mementos from signed guitars to strands of Beatles hair … from Yellow Submarine paraphernalia to Beatles puppets and pins. Visitors will many signed documents as well as a serape, which was once owned by Ringo Starr. Colin Bissett who grew up in Liverpool, where the Beatles first began and who enjoyed live performances of the Fab Four at the Cavern Club and Casbah in the early ’60s before they became a worldwide phenomenon known as the Beatles, curates this exhibit of eclectic memorabilia.
Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; or by special arrangement. Call 727-281-8130.