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Tristram Hunt Says The British Museum is now our top attraction. If only others would shrug off their deadening ways and follow its lead. "...there are fewer and fewer neutral spaces in our public realm for people to gather and reflect around art and objects which successfully encompass parts of their multiple, competing cultural hinterlands. The museum, as a quintessentially urban institution, is one such place. And it's high time, in the name of access and inclusion, other museums started shutting their gates more often."