John's john: could Lennon's toilet be one of the most expensive in the country?

Roag Best gives a final polish to John Lennon's toilet ahead of the item going on display at the Liverpool Beatles Museum. Credit: PA Images

A museum has been left flushed with excitement - after John Lennon's toilet went on display.

The porcelain loo, from Tittenhurst Park where Lennon lived with Yoko Ono from 1969 to 1971, was unveiled as the newest exhibit at the Liverpool Beatles Museum.

It was kept under wraps from fans, who were invited to see the new exhibit but were not told what it was.

The reveal was met with laughs, smiles and a comment of: "It's John's john."

It was loaned to the museum by Gary Honniball, who paid £1,000 for it at auction when Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan bought the estate in 1989 and sold its contents.

Museum owner Roag Best said: "We thought, 'Well, it's a bit quirky, it's not what we'd normally display but who's to say what you should and shouldn't display, so, come on, we'll give it a go'."

The toilet bowl has a blue and white floral design.

Two toilets were sold at auction from Tittenhurst Park, a 71-acre home sold to Ringo Starr after Lennon and Ono moved to New York.

The home in Sunninghill, Berkshire, was where Lennon composed Imagine.

Mr Best said the other toilet was sold more recently for £15,000.

Mr Best said: "I think visitors to the museum are going to think, 'That's really quirky,' or 'Are these guys mad?'

"But we like to do things outside the box so it fits in perfectly.

"It's a very, very fancy loo and it's possibly the most expensive loo in the country."

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