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Preview film for Bristol's M-Shed museum is released

Tony Robinson previews the M-Shed museum in Bristol

A film which will show visitors what to expect from Bristol's new M-Shed museum has been released.

The three-minute film, narrated by Tony Robinson, explains what we can expect from the facility being built at the site of the former Industrial Museum.

The film will be shown on the big screen at the fan park in Queen Square before the England v Algeria match.

Julie Finch, head of Bristol's museum service, said the museum will reveal the "rich facets" of the city's past.

She added: "When it opens next year, in spring 2011, visitors will be inspired and enthralled by the collection of iconic objects, creative displays and interactive media.

World connections

"The museum will reveal the many rich facets of Bristol's amazing history and even people who think they know Bristol well will be surprised by the stories we have uncovered."

The film describes the new museum as "funky" and says "no matter who walks through the door, there will be something".

It tells of how the museum will tell of Bristol's "connections with the wider world".

The £26m project has seen the Industrial Museum transformed ahead of the planned opening in 2011.

Funding has been made up of a £10.2m Heritage Lottery Fund grant and investment from Bristol City Council.

An appeal to make up a £1.8m shortfall in funding is due to be launched soon.

Once open, the museum will have three galleries with objects and stories illustrating the city's past.



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