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A James Bond Museum Is Opening on a Mountain Summit in the Alps

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by Eben Diskin Jun 13, 2018

If you’re a die-hard James Bond fan, and have always wanted a museum that truly captures the spirit of 007, the wait is over. A new museum is set to open on July 12th, at the top of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Solden, Austria. A cable car will bring guests to the summit, where they will step into what looks like a Bond villain’s lair. The museum is a collaboration between director Neal Callow, art director on several Bond films, and Optimist Inc. head of design Tino Schaedler. The goal of the experience is to immerse guests in the James Bond universe while providing a sneak peek on how that universe was created.

Visitors will enjoy the emotive soundscape, dramatic lighting, and high-quality visuals that create a fully multi-sensory experience. The intent is to depart from the traditional museum atmosphere and move toward a more immersive, movie-like experience.

The museum is located 3,040 meters above sea level (almost 10,000 feet), constructed within the mountain, and spans two levels. It unfolds into two main areas, which offer incredible views of the surrounding Tyrolean landscape. The larger windows offer views of the Ötztal Alps, which were featured in the 2015 film Spectre.

Callow expressed his hope that the museum would be a way to “place our guests into Bond’s environment, and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way.” Since this is a timed exhibition, guests must purchase tickets for a specific time slot. More information on the museum and ticket prices is available on the museum’s official website.

H/T: Lonely Planet

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