Having already proved itself best in London, the British Museum has now ensconsed itself as the most popular cultural attraction in the UK. Elbowing out competition local (Tate Modern) and far-off (Blackpool Pleasure Beach), the 249-year old institution tempted 6.04 million people through its doors over the past 12 months, many to see the warriors of Qin Shihuang's Terracotta Army, who were to be found at ease in the Reading Room. Coming up next year: blockbusters on Iranian king Shah Abbas, and Aztec emperor (and effluental euphemism) Moctezuma. We can't wait.
British Museum's Bragging Rights
Last Updated 03 July 2008