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Bored at Home? 12 Virtual Tours of the World’s Most Famous Museums

Virtual Tours – Yes, we know! The Coronavirus crisis forced you to stay home. The result? There’s plenty of time to do things you usually wouldn’t have the time for. To read these books that you couldn’t complete, to watch movies, to spend more time with your family, to try that complicated food recipe that you never had the time to do, and so much more. Are you bored, though?

What would you say to include in your activities the virtual tour of some of the world’s most famous museums?

We found 12 museums that offer free online tours lifting the experience to another level. Shall we see them?

The Louvre

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The Louvre is one of Paris’s most famous museums and you don’t have to travel there to discover its treasures. The museum offers free online tours of some of its most famous exhibits such as Egyptian Antiquities and Galerie d’ Apollon. 

Take a Virtual Tour in Louvre here

The National Gallery of Art

The Google Arts & Culture, in collaboration with The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. take you to a virtual tour from the comfort of your hone. So, sit comfortably and enjoy here.

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The British Museum

An impressive tour with attractive graphics showcases essential historical pieces of Africa, America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe. Click here for your virtual tour.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian museum is one of the most-visited museums in the world. Its collections, including the Hall of Mammals, Insect Zoo, and Dinosaurs, are traveling you to other centuries with a 360-degree walking tour through the whole museum. This tour is ideal for kids so, have fun with your little ones here.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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Who said you need to travel to New York to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art? The museum’s website features an online collection and virtual tours that you can enjoy from wherever you are. Enjoy the collections of Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Giotto de Bondone here

The Dalí Theatre-Museum

Dalí’s life and career are exhibited in the Dalí Theatre-Museum. A virtual tour is available here

NASA

Do you like space? Well, NASA offers free virtual tours, videos, and audio stories about space exploration. Check out here.

The Vatican Museums 

Important art and sculptures curated by the Popes over many centuries are featured in this virtual tour. The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Raphael’s Room, are some parts of the journey. 

Take the virtual tour here.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force

Virtual tours

A virtual tour of World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War is available on the website of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Click here for the virtual tour.

Uffizi Gallery

More than 300,000 works of Renaissance art are home to Uffizi Gallery. You can take virtual tours in the works of Botticelli, Titian, and Canaletto here.

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum hosts around 4,251 works of the Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. His works belong to the 20th-century, and you can discover them on a virtual tour here.

Benaki Museum

 A museum that exhibits the Greek culture and beyond. Islamic art, as well as the Chinese and Korean, are some of the collections you can discover in a virtual tour.  Click here for the tour.

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    • Some museums offer free tours anytime but some other not. We suggest to link in each museum’s site, so that you can find requirements if any.

  1. Would love to see these places. Even in virtual tours during this pandemic. I’m fond of travelling.