Private weapons' museum to open in southern Vietnam

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Authorities in the southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau have given the green light for the establishment of a private museum displaying ancient weapons and other military items.


The Worldwide Arms Museum will be built by Robert Taylor, a British collector who has lived in the province since 1991.


Taylor owns a collection of more than 300 weapons and 100 military uniforms from Asia and Europe dating from between 1600 and 1900.


The approval stipulates that admission to the museum must be free.


However, Taylor is allowed to offer concessions (e.g. a restaurant or coffee shop) to earn an income for the museum's operation.  


According to local news website Baobariavungtau, this is the first private museum to be established in the province.


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