Plans for a U2 museum on the site of the band's studio in Dublin's docklands are said to be at an advanced stage

The Irish Times reports that plans for the proposed four-storey facility are due to lodged in the next few days and that the building will house the band’s archive and will include artefacts from their 40-year history.

There is already a permanent U2 exhibition At The Little Museum Of Dublin on St Stephen's Green but the capital has no public spaces or landmarks to recognise the band's achievements.

A trip through their wires

The museum will be adjacent to the studio which is in a warehouse on Hanover Quay where U2 have recorded many of their songs of the past 20 years.

U2 recently played to a capacity crowd of 80,000 at Croke Park to mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album The Joshua Tree.