New museum to tell the story of New York’s Statue Of Liberty
The original torch is among the items in the new exhibition.
A new museum opening at the Statue Of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the structure has had on the world.
The 26,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday.
It is the new home for the statue’s original torch and other artefacts which had previously been in a smaller museum space inside the statue’s pedestal.
But the pedestal is accessible only to the fraction of the more than four million annual visitors who manage to get limited-availability statue entry tickets.
#ThrowbackThursday Nearly 35 years ago, the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation raised funds to restore the #StatueofLiberty. This year @StatueEllisFdn has raised funds to construct our new museum, which opens May 16, 2019. #FindYourPark pic.twitter.com/D6tgn1g8XG— Statue of Liberty NM (@StatueEllisNPS) May 2, 2019
The new space is open to anyone who comes to Liberty Island, with admission included in the price of the ferry ticket.