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Approval for 25m Bristol museum
Plans to build a new 25m Museum of Bristol have been given the go-ahead by the city council.

Work on the project, costing 5m more than originally planned, is due to begin in January.

The building will be on the site of the former Industrial Museum and will showcase the city's history and heritage.

It will feature objects, pictures, documents and photographs from Bristol's existing museums.

"The new Museum of Bristol is a key project for this city," said councillor Rosalie Walker.

"We want to get the quality, the content, the look and the experience of the new museum totally right.

"We aim to provide Bristol with a world class, high quality museum of its city history that we can all be proud of," she added.

"The revised budget reflects the entirety of the final plans and our pragmatic approach to getting the renovation and fitting process right."



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