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Title:THE OPENING OF IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH, 24 JULY 2002 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6693
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 2000s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh officially opens Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays, Trafford Park.
Description: Interviews prior to the opening ceremony with Major Barry Mills (Director of Music, Royal Marines Band, Plymouth) and Mancunian musician brothers Gary and Carl Long, all there to take part in the ceremony. Exterior views of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Museum building. Arrival of HRH Prince Philip, who meets IWM staff. Opening Ceremony - speeches from Admiral Sir Jock Slater and Tessa Jowell. Prince Philip unveils plaque to fanfare and applause. Councillor David Acton (Trafford Council) gives a speech. After the ceremony, guests mingle; brief interview with Admiral Slater. Shots of environs, including Lowry Centre, canal, and P2000 Class Fast Patrol Boat moored next to the Museum.