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Full-sized conning tower replica to be added to the U-boat Story -exhibit, which features U-534

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    At the present moment glazed panels allow visitors to see inside the German submarine U-534 from viewing platforms in the U-Boat Story exhibit, located at Woodside Ferry Terminal in Woodside (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England). Planning approval has now been given for a full-sized conning tower replica to be built to give visitors and history buffs the chance to stand on the bridge and look through the periscope. Neil Scales, of Merseytravel, said: "We would have liked to allow visitors to climb the conning tower of the U-534, but given the age of the vessel... this new attraction will be the next best thing." (wirralglobe.co.uk)

    New addition planned for Wirral's U-boat exhibit (From Wirral Globe)
     

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