The Health Museum of Houston, US, has been awarded the preliminary contract to design and develop a new health museum attraction in India.

Designs for the estimated $15m project, named The Health Museum: Gateway to Health, will begin in early October. According to developers it will be a "one-of-a-kind, world-class visitor experience dedicated to educating guests about how to live healthy lives and prevent disease through natural means".

The museum will be housed within a new purpose-built building near Bangalore, and will include approximately 30,000sq.ft of exhibits, 3D/4D theatres and a range of theatrical experiences.