The British Museum's Viking Exhibition officially opens to the public today.
It's the first time for more than 30 years the museum has held such an event.
The centre-piece will be the remains of a 37m long Viking warship.
Patrick Diamond says the Government seems more interested in "shoring up the old economic model" which brought about the last recession:
A former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown has suggested that the British Museum and Royal Opera House should be moved out of London to a northern city.
Patrick Diamond, who helped write Labour's 2010 manifesto, says politicians need to form a new 'national economic strategy', with a big shift of power to the regions. He says that would that would put communities, councils and other civic leaders in charge of a localised economy.
Visitor numbers are up nearly 50 per cent at St Paul's Cathedral compared to last year as financially squeezed families choose to holiday at home. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions said that nationally numbers at leading attractions were up 22 per cent.
More than 300,000 people have visited the V&A museum to see the _David Bowie is ..... _exhibition which ends this weekend and The British Museum in London has also seen big business.
There are plenty of art galleries in London, but few that showcase work from 40,000 years ago.
At the British Museum, sculptures, ceramics and drawings are on display from the last Ice Age.
Martin Stew has been to take a look.
The Lion Man of Hohlenstein-Stadel was carved around 40,000 years ago but according to Jill Cook, Senior Curator at the British Museum, it shows how intelligent Ice Age artists could be.
The British Museum has brought together examples of Ice Age art from across Europe for a new exhibition. Some of the exhibits are 40,000 years old and help researchers to understand how humans developed creative ways of thinking.
Ground breaking technology means visitors to the British Museum can carry out a virtual autopsy on one of their most well-known mummies. Special computers have been set up allowing people to explore the body of the man who was buried in Egypt around 3500BC.
Dozens of objects recovered from the ruins of the Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum will go on show outside Italy for the first time at a new exhibition at the British Museum.
The two cities were wiped out by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. However, gas and ash from the volcano helped preserve the objects or allowed archaeologists to create stone casts of the bodies. The exhibition runs from March 28 to September 29 next year.