9/11 Memorial Museum Opening In Pictures: A Closer Look At The Artifacts From The Fateful Attack [PHOTOS]

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More than 12 years since the fall of the World Trade Center in New York City, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is finally set to open its doors.

After an opening ceremony led by President Barack Obama on May 15, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will open its doors to the public next Wednesday in lower Manhattan, giving visitors a close look at artifacts and stories from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack that left the twin World Trade towers in ruins and more than 2,700 dead.

Occupying 110,000 square feet of space, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will take visitors seven stories underground below the twin memorial pools. Along the way, visitors will see several remnants of the original World Trade Center structure, including the “Survivors’ Stairs,” parts of the original foundation, and remnants of the “tridents” that lined the outer shell of the Twin Towers.

In addition to the structural remnants at the Memorial Museum, many other artifacts will be on display for visitors, including the remains of a ladder truck from New York City Fire Department Ladder Company Three.

While the museum gets its name from the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, it also explores other events related or leading to the 9/11 attacks, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

The total cost of the museum and the accompanying 9/11 memorial was $700 million, which came from private donations and grants, according to USA Today.

According to the memorial’s website, visitors to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum can expect to pay up to $24 for admission. However, the museum also offers free admission on Tuesday evenings.

Take a closer look at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in photos below.

9/11 Memorial Museum

Artifacts of the historical exhibition are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York May 14, 2014. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Survivors Stairs

The "Survivors' Stairs" are seen in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a media preview in New York. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Tridents 9/11 Museum

The base of one of the salvaged tridents from the World Trade Center is seen at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a media preview in New York. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Last Column

The "Last Column" of the World Trade Center is seen inside the Foundation Hall section of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a media preview in New York. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Tridents

The salvaged tridents from the World Trade Center are seen in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a media preview in New York May 14, 2014. A museum commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington is on the verge of opening, with wrenchingly familiar sights as well as artifacts never before on public display. Among the first visitors to the National September 11 Memorial Museum are victims' family members and others intimately involved in its creation who will attend on Thursday, after a Wednesday media preview. The doors open to the general public on May 21. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER SOCIETY) Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 video Images

Video images are displayed inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Video Images

Video images are displayed inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 video image

A video image of victim of the September 11th Attacks is seen next to the the Last Column of the World Trade Center inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

FDNY 9/11 Memorial

A FDNY fire truck from Ladder Co. 3 is seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York May 14, 2014. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Antenna

The antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center is seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Memorial Pictures

Pictures of the September 11th hijackers are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Museum

A man stands in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Artifacts

Artifacts of the historical exhibition are seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 FBI

A FBI most wanted poster of Osama Bin Laden from May of 1999 is seen inside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Museum Historical

A man stands in the historical exhibition section of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Historical Exhibition

A member of the media take a photo in the historical exhibition section of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York May 14, 2014. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Blessing memorial cards

Blessing memorial cards are seen in the historical exhibition section of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum during a press preview in New York Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

9/11 Memorial Quote

A quote from Virgil fills a wall of the museum prior to the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York Reuters/John Munson

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