The Terrocotta Army exhibition is so popular that British Museum is planning to extend the opening hour to midnight, even 24 hours a day, to accommodate the visitors. Almost all of the half million pre-book tickets have been sold. There are 500 on-the-day tickets every day. ‘The First Emperor: China’s Terrocotta Army’ exhibition is becoming the second most popular exhibition of British Museum, only beaten by the Tutankhamun exhibition in 1972.

The Daily Telegraph reports:

The British Museum is planning to take the unprecedented step of staying open 24 hours a day to meet the huge demand for its exhibition of Chinese terracotta warriors.

The demand to see the terracotta warriors is so great that the British Museum is planning 24-hour opening.

Total visitor numbers are expected to exceed 800,000 - more than twice the figure predicted when The First Emperor opened in September.