Abbey Road Studios is opening its doors to the public to celebrate its 90th anniversary this August

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Abbey Road Studios is opening its doors to the public to celebrate its 90th anniversary this August

Words by Chloe Karis

Your chance to get a rare glimpse into one of music's most hallowed institutions.

To celebrate a remarkable milestone of 90 years in operation, Abbey Road Studios will open their doors to the public for the very first time to offer a “specially curated journey through the studios’ history”.

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The Abbey Road: Open House tour, which will operate from August 9 through to 15, will allow guests to view all three of the original recording studios which have hosted The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Adele, Kanye West and Ed Sheeran.

Not only will guests be able to view the studios, but you’ll be also able to see the studios’ control rooms and the famous Studio Two echo chamber, offering a massive opportunity to witness some of the most iconic facilities used to shape the history of recorded music.

If you’re a musician, or a music gear geek, you can check out the legendary gear in the studios such as the EMI TG MK3 recording console, ‘Mrs Mills’ piano, the REDD.17 mixing console, the BTR3 tape machine and the most recent Mellotron.

Attendees will also be able to learn more about the history of Abbey Road with unseen images, film, artefacts and the history of technological innovation on the studio tour and learn about the rich history of film scoring.

Managing Direction at Abbey Road Studios Isabel Garvey expressed her excitement at the prospect of the iconic studio opening up to the public, saying that “Celebrating 90 years of Abbey Road by inviting the public beyond the ‘no entry’ signs is a really exciting way for us to share the magic of the building.”

Head of Events at Abbey Road Studios Jack Franklin also commented on the anniversary, saying that  “Being able to share a rare glimpse inside our very special building is something we’re all really excited about… I still remember the magic of stepping inside the building for the first time, so we want to give our guests that very same experience this Summer.”

If you are keen to fly to London, don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to view the studio and go further than the ‘no entry’ signs.

Check out more information and buy tickets on the Abbey Road Studios website.