Officials have announced that the 9/11 museum dedicated to the September 11, 2001 attacks which has been in the process of construction for years now at the foundation of the twin towers is finally set to open for the first time this May.
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum will display tributes to each of the nearly 3,000 victims, and a large collection of artifacts from the attacks. A three-part exhibition will recreate the official story of that morning, complete with an exploration of what supposedly led up to the attacks that day.
In a controversial move, it has also just been announced that approximately 8,000 remains of unidentified 9/11 victims will be moved to the museum as well, and DNA identification efforts will continue there. Access to these remains will be restricted to victim families and medical examiner personnel only.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Anyone who is not a rescue worker or child under six years old will be charged a $24 entrance fee.
Retired Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches and Sally Regenhard, each of whom lost firefighter sons in the attacks, complained earlier this year that the museum “was never intended to be a revenue-generating tourist attraction with a prohibitive budget and entrance fee.” Museum officials defend the planned ticket price, saying the museum’s operations are privately funded. (source)