This 133 year old building to be developed as a museum in Mangalore

This 133 year old building to be developed as a museum in Mangalore

July 10: The 133-year-old renovated Customs office building will be developed into a Mangalore and Karnataka-centric museum in the future. The building is at Old Port in the city and has been renovated at a cost of Rs 89.46 lakh. The  renovation has been done by retaining its original roof and structure. The works taken up include strengthening of roof, wooden beam, foundation, concealed electric wiring, cement plastering of the walls, repair of wooden windows, new septic tank, repair of toilets among others.
The renovated renovated Customs office building was inaugurated on Tuesday, July 9 by Chief Commissioner of Customs Bengaluru zone A K Jyotishi. While speaking at the inauguration, Jyotishi said that memorabilia, rare photographs and antiques related to Mangalore and those in possession of Customs will be displayed at the renovated Customs House. 
He had appealed to the citizens of Mangalore to give away unused memorabilia and antiques lying in their house to the Customs so that it can be displayed at the renovated Customs office. Along with this, a display board with QR code will be placed outside the building which will help visitors to scan the QR code and learn about the history of the building. 

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