If you love art but the current situation prevents you from enjoying a nice visit to a museum we’ve got the solution for you. You don’t even have to get up from your sofa to see some of the world’s best museums and galleries. Many are just a click away and completely free. Follow the links below for a day at the museum without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Become part of your very own Night in the Museum with the virtual tours that the National Museum of Natural History in Washington offers on its website. You can see both the impressive main hall and the individual sections, current and past exhibitions. Check it out here.
NASA offers virtual tours of several of its centres – the Glenn Research Center (see here), the Langley Research Center, and the Houston Space Center has an application with virtual tours, augmented reality and video from the history of space expeditions which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
If the queues at the Louvre in Paris seem threatening to you (or you just don’t see a trip to Paris coming up anytime soon), the museum’s website has a section with virtual tours of some of the exhibits, including Egyptian artefacts. Check them out for free here.
Even if you are in Rome for a whole week, there is no guarantee that you will be able to see the Vatican Museums – the queues are endless, and the people who want to see the Sistine Chapel are more than its capacity. So, you can explore the museums in detail, including the chapel on the official website here.
The Google Arts and Culture platform offers access to works of art from over 1,000 museums and galleries around the world, including the Van Gogh Museum, the Uffizi Gallery, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Acropolis Museum and many, many more. There is even additional information for each work of art. A list of all museums that you can visit virtually through the Google Arts and Culture platform can be found here.