The Statue of Liberty is visible from the roof observation deck of the new Statue of Liberty Museum, on Liberty Island (Richard Drew/AP)
The Statue of Liberty is visible from the roof observation deck of the new Statue of Liberty Museum, on Liberty Island (Richard Drew/AP)

A new museum opening at the Statue Of Liberty is giving visitors another opportunity to explore its history and the impact the structure has had on the world.

The 26,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday.

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The original torch and flame, and full scale face model are displayed in the new Statue of Liberty Museum (Richard Drew/AP)

It is the new home for the statue’s original torch and other artefacts which had previously been in a smaller museum space inside the statue’s pedestal.

But the pedestal is accessible only to the fraction of the more than four million annual visitors who manage to get limited-availability statue entry tickets.

The new space is open to anyone who comes to Liberty Island, with admission included in the price of the ferry ticket.

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