The long-planned U2 visitor attraction in the docklands area of Dublin City is set to become one of Ireland's top tourist attractions.

The visitor and exhibition space will house and display a range of the band's memorabilia from their long-spanning career.

The attraction is to be constructed on the site of their current recording and rehearsal studio where the band recorded many of their best known albums, including 1997’s Pop.

It will include a revamp of the group's original studio, which has been their base for more than two decades, plus several exhibit areas, an auditorium and a café.

The U2 museum will be located at at No 15-18 Hanover Quay

Last year, it was reported that plans for the museum were at an advanced stage.

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.

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