Former EastEnders star Carol Harrison to launch Cockney museum in London

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Updated: August 14, 2012

FORMER EastEnders star Carol Harrison is to help launch a Cockney Museum in London.

The new tourist attraction will celebrate the history of the East End and include interactive films and exhibitions, plus a customary pie ‘n’ mash shop.

Carol, 57, who played Louise Raymond in the BBC soap, said: “It won’t just be people looking at things in glass cabinets.

“You’ll go in there and you’ll go back in time. We will have people telling stories about the old East End and London.”

“We will also have a band during the Olympics and we’ll be going out into the community to talk to people.”

The Cockney Museum will initially launch from a converted ‘bendy bus’ on a site in Canning Town during London 2012, before searching for a permanent location.

Carol was speaking at the launch of an exhibition called ‘The London Eye – London is Their Muse’ at The Millinery Works Gallery in Islington, which features the work of eight London artists.

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