John and Yoko exhibition gets extended run

Images from Yoko's own collection are featured Credit: National Museums Liverpool

The Museum of Liverpool is to extend an exhibition on John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono.

It will now run until November.

'Double Fantasy' features images taken from Yoko's personal collection.

The exhibition examines the way in which the couple used their fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world.

Three hundred thousand people have visited the display since it opened last May, many of them leaving their own messages inspired by the exhibition. They will be collected when it closes and donated to the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik in Iceland, Yoko's personal memorial to John.

The exhibition is inspired by the couple's work for peace Credit: National Museums Liverpool

I am so happy that Double Fantasy is popular with visitors to the Museum of Liverpool, as I know John would be too. It means a lot to me that they are engaging with it emotionally, posting their tributes and wishes for peace.

– Yoko Ono Lennon
Many iconic images of John feature Credit: National Museums Liverpool

The response from visitors has been amazing. While the beauty of Double Fantasy is the evident deep and powerful love John and Yoko had for one another through their art, music and film, it is also a very human story that has resonated with visitors.

– Paul Gallagher, Deputy Director of the Museum of Liverpool
Visitors have left their own messages Credit: National Museums Liverpool