Expo 2020 museum opens this weekend


The Expo 2020 Dubai Museum will open to the public on Saturday, May 18, coinciding with International Museum Day.

To mark the occasion, visitors will be offered free entry from May 18-19 to the new museum and Expo City's three 'Stories of Nations' exhibitions.

A 50 per cent discount will also be provided on all other attractions - Alif, Terra, the Women’s and Vision Pavilions, and Garden in the Sky.

The Expo 2020 museum will take visitors on a journey through the entire World Expo project via engaging mixed media exhibits and interactive content.

Following a brief look at the UAE’s first foray into World Expos in the 1970s, the museum highlights everything from Expo 2020’s inception and bid, masterplan design and site construction, the challenges of the pandemic and postponement, through to the historic opening ceremony and six-month event.

It addition to celebrating Expo 2020’s scale, spectacle and significance, it also honours the impact and legacy of World Expos.

Guided tours take place every 30 minutes and the museum, located in the Opportunity District, also features a shop with Expo 2020 memorabilia, including the chance to collect more country stamps in Expo passports, the Expo 2020 library and rentable meetings spaces.

From May 20 onwards, access to the museum will be included in Expo City’s one-day Attractions Pass, costing AED 120.

Alternatively, a combined ticket to the Expo 2020 Museum and the three Stories of Nations exhibits is priced at AED 50 for ages 12 and above, AED 40 for children between ages 4 and 11, and free for ages 3 and under.

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