Quote: Originally Posted by Sons of Liberty
Yeah? Of the top ten museums in the world two of them are in the US.
Britain has twice as many museums in the Top 28 most visited museums in the world than the US has. I like to think the British consume a lot more high culture than the Americans do.
The British are certainly the most cultured of all Europeans, with a greater enthusiasm for opera than the Italians and a higher art gallery attendance than the French.
According to a Eurobarometer survey of 27,000 people from across the European Union, Britons are better read, more engaged in history and more likely to partake in cultural events, such as the theatre or the ballet, than the average EU citizen.
Despite having some of the most famous art galleries in the world, only 37 per cent of French people and 30 per cent of Italians said they had visited a museum or gallery in the past year - compared to 52 per cent of Britons.
Likewise, Italy may be the home of opera, but only 17 per cent of Italians said they had seen either an opera or a ballet in the past year - compared to 22 per cent of Briton.
Britain, the land of Shakespeare, also has one of the largest theatre going publics in Europe, with 39 per cent of Britons saying they had attended a play in the last 12 months - well above the average of 28 per cent, with a Briton almost twice as likely to be found inside a playhouse as a Frenchman.
Almost two thirds (65 per cent) of Britons have visited a historical monument or site over the last year compared 54 per cent of the French, or 41 per cent of Italians.
In recession hit Greece, the home of the Parthenon and Acropolis, visits to historical monuments have collapsed to under half the EU average.
Four fifths of Britons (80 per cent) had read a book in the last year, well above the EU literature league average of 68 per cent, just beating the Germans (79 per cent), the French (73 per cent) and comfortably out reading the Italians (56pc).
In Greece and Portugal, with both countries on the verge of political and economic collapse, only half the population have picked up a book over the last year.
British people more cultured than European average, finds EU survey - Telegraph
The Den of Thieves ranks lower than the Parthenon Museum in Athens, you know, the place where you stole the marbles from.
The British Museum is the third most-visited museum in the world behind the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Louvre in Paris. In 2015, more people visited the British Museum than visited Belgium.
As for the Parthenon Museum, such an establishment doesn't exist except in your mind.
As far as I could see during my research, no Greek museum is in something like the Top 50 most visited museums in the world.
Last edited by Blackleaf; Mar 19th, 2016 at 09:00 AM..