Mountain top James Bond museum opens in Austria

The 007 ELEMENTS exhibition focuses on the Spectre movie shot in the surroundings of Sölden

Fans of the James Bond movies will soon have the opportunity to explore the unique sets of the films in the Austrian Alps.

A new exhibition named 007 ELEMENTS is about to open on the top of Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden offering visitors a series of galleries, each featuring the craft of the signature elements that define the cult films. The main focus of the installation, however, has been set to reflect Spectre, which was shot in certain areas of Sölden.

“It’s an authentic James Bond movie location, it’s inside the top of a mountain at 3,000 meters up in the air,” creative director and James Bond art director Neal Callow told CNN Travel. Callow worked on the past four Bond films, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

“Our aim with 007 ELEMENTS is to tell the story of the making of 007 films in an ultra-modern, emotive and engaging way. We want to use this incredible location to place our guests into Bond’s environment, and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way.”

Callow said that Sölden was chosen for some key scenes of Spectre.

“We were looking for a perfect environment for the character of Dr Madeleine Swann, who is a character in the Bond movie, she has this kind of frosty meeting with James Bond,” he said.

“And we were looking for somewhere high in the mountains with a unique, modern piece of architectural style.”

Opening on 12 July, the museum will be reached via the Gaislachkoglbahn cable car.