The whole world encounters, maybe for the first time this century, a pandemic so big that has shaken us all! In the spirit of protecting ourselves and our loved ones we are advised to stay at home. But what to do, how to pass time and most importantly how to find interesting things to do with your kids while “staying in quarantine” for the next days. Not to worry! We have prepared for you a list with some of the world’s most amazing virtual tours of museums. This way you can find yourselves entering a museum each day and discovering a new world from the comfort and safety of your home!
Here are our top five picks:
1. The Louvre
The Louvre is one of the greatest museums with exhibitions from all over the world. At the virtual tours offered on the site the visitor can “walk” around the remains of the Louvre’s Moat or visit the Egyptian Antiquities from the Pharaonic period that are on display on the east side of the Sully wing, on the ground floor and 1st floor of the museum.
2. The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of one of the greatest art museums and offers a unique 360° experience to the online visitors through a series of YouTube videos you can watch from any device. These one of a kind videos are made using spherical 360° technology so that the viewers are able to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before. Go on now and visit the Great Hall, The Met Cloisters, The Temple of Dendur, The Met Breuer, The Charles Engelhard Court or the Arms and Armor Galleries.
3. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
On the Smithsonian Museum virtual tours the visitors can take self-guided tours and visit room by room selected exhibits and areas within the museum using their computer or mobile. Except the permanent and current exhibits, selected research and collection areas as well as past exhibits that are no longer on display are available. Furthermore visiting the digital archives of the museums you can take a tour of previously unseen archives!
4. The British Museum
The British Museum offers a great number of virtual tours via Google Arts & Culture app including world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies. After installing the visitor can explore 45 online exhibitions as well as the interactive experience “The Museum of the World”.
5. Vatican Museums
Last but not least the museums of the Vatican City offer seven museum virtual tours with 360° technology that leaves us awe. The list includes The Sistine Chapel and other important tours such as the Pio Clementino Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the New Wing and others.