Museum expansion moves up a gear

LOUISIANA’s National World War II Museum in New Orleans is continuing its £190-million expansion with construction of the United States Freedom Pavilion: Land, Sea and Air, which is due to open in spring 2012.

A tank outside the National World War II Museum, which is currently undergoing redevelopment.

A tank outside the National World War II Museum, which is currently undergoing redevelopment.

Union Station, the first-floor gallery, will be a recreation of a train station, typical of those through which civilians headed off to war.
Prelude to War, on the second floor, will give background on events leading up to the war and the psychological impact of Pearl Harbor, and the third-floor Home Front gallery will focus on the war through the eyes of an American citizen living through it.
The museum has already opened a new canteen and performance space, and will add three more pavilions by the time its expansion is completed in 2015. It is remaining open while building work takes place.
Special rates and tours are available for groups of 15 or more.

For further information

Telephone 00 1 504 528 1944