29 Nov 2006 -
ABBA Museum In Sweden
29 Nov 2006, 23:40
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A museum dedicated to the music and career of
is to open in Stockholm, Sweden.
The museum, which will feature interactive exhibits based around the pop band's music, as well as original clothes and instruments, will open in the Swedish capital in 2008.
In a joint statement, the band's four former members,
said they were fully behind the venture.
This read: "It's great that someone feels like taking on our musical history and making it accessible."
After winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974,
went on to become Sweden's biggest export with such hit songs as
"Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)"
The group has gone on to sell around 370 million records in total.
The idea for the venture was hatched by Swedish entrepreneurs
after visiting Liverpool's
said: "This will be quite a tourist attraction - a real international magnet. We're counting on 500,000 visitors annually after opening in 2008."
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