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There are around 2,500 mu­se­ums in the UK, but at­ten­dance has fallen at some of the coun­try’s most fa­mous ones, in­clud­ing the Bri­tish Mu­seum and the Na­tional His­tory Mu­seum in Lon­don.

Un­usual mu­se­ums and ex­hi­bi­tions, like the mu­seum of pizza that is open­ing in New York, in the US, later this year, are chal­leng­ing the idea of what mu­se­ums are for. The Egg House, also in New York, fea­tures a gi­ant egg car­ton.

Some peo­ple say a mu­seum’s main role should be to help us learn, while oth­ers think it’s ok if they be­come places that are de­signed to be a bit more fun.

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