A new museum in Tunisia is to open its doors to the public on the first day of its opening on Tuesday.
The museum will open in Tunis on Tuesday, and will be open to visitors of all ages, local media reported.
Tourism Minister Adil Hadi, who is currently visiting the country, said the new museum will be “a symbol of Tunisia’s culture and heritage”.
“We will offer Tunisians and tourists an opportunity to visit a collection of ancient artifacts from all corners of the world.
We will give the opportunity for Tunisians to visit the ancient sites and to study them through a series of lectures, exhibitions and guided tours.
We are confident that we can inspire Tunisians with our museum,” Hadi said.
Hadi said the museum would be open 24 hours a day.
Tourists are being encouraged to book their flights to the island for the opening of the new building, which is a collaboration between the Tunisian Tourism Ministry and the Tunis Tourism Organization.
“Tunisia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and the exhibition of the works of art in the new museums is an example of the country’s pride and honour,” the Tunis Government said in a statement.
The new museum is being built in the former French military barracks in Tunis.