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New museum is approved by council
Liverpool's Pier Head
Plans for a canal link at the Pier Head site have also been approved
Planning chiefs from Liverpool have approved the site of a new museum to be sited at the Pier Head.

Councillors approved the Mann Island site for The Museum of Liverpool, which is to replace the current Museum of Liverpool Life.

The North West Development Agency (NWDA) approved funds of more than 33m for redevelopment of the site in July.

The new base will provide a larger space for the Museum of Liverpool Life urban history collection.

Exhibits will cover social history and popular culture and will look at Britain and the world through the eyes of Liverpool.

The NWDA also earmarked a further 7m to build a canal link from the Central Docks across the Pier Head and to the Albert Dock.

The project has been criticised by campaigners who believe the museum will spoil the views between the Pier Head and the Albert Dock.

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