Metallica fans will be happy to know that a Cliff Burton Museum will be coming to Sweden later this year. It will be located in the Swedish municipality of Ljungby, close to the site of the fatal bus accident in which Burton died.
The guitar world noted that Metallica’s Swedish fan club placed a stone at the site of the accident about 10 years ago, which has become a popular place for fans to visit and honor the memory of the late bassist.
Now Ljungby will open a museum filled with photos, albums and other memories related to Metallica, in addition to photographs and interviews from reporters and first responders at the scene of the tragedy in 1986. One of the larger exhibitions will include a copy of the scene Metallica performed on, as well as the instruments they used, during their last concert with Burton ever, which took place in Stockholm.
“We want to honor in the first place Cliff Burton, who died so tragically in the middle of his career, and talk about who he was as a person and a musician,” the museum’s creator told Guitar World. “Our second main purpose is to create a meeting place for all those seeking the memorial site in the small community of Dorarp. We want to continue the fine work that the fans started when they started raising money to make Cliff’s memorial stone.”
The museum’s inauguration will take place on Saturday 14 May. Follow theirs Instagram page to learn more details when they are revealed.
Metallica were on tour to support their 1986 album Puppet master when Burton died in the bus accident. He was 24 years old.