Exploring Museums from Home

If you thought staying at home would make it difficult to explore museums and art galleries, then think again! A whole host of museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the world have made virtual tours available online.

This means you can enjoy your fix of art and culture, all from the comfort of your own home – you don’t even have to change out of your pyjamas! To help you get started, I’ve compiled a list of online exhibitions and virtual tours provided by some of the many museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the world.

If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you can take a look at this 5-hour, non-stop video tour of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Or you can work your way through the list below!

Museums and Galleries

Europe

Manchester Museum

Birmingham Museums

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Stonehenge Skyscape

British Museum, London

Courtauld Gallery, London

Houses of Parliament, London

National Gallery, London

Natural History Museum, London

RAF Museum, London

Royal Academy, London 

The National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes

Tate Britain, London 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Musée du Louvre, Paris

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Musei Vaticani (Vatican Museums)

Salvador Dali Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, Spain:

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Gallerie degli Uffizi (Uffizi Galleries), Florence

Virtual tour of the Courtyards of the Picasso Museum, Barcelona 

Benaki Museums, Athens 

International

Smithsonian Institution:

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe

NASA:

National Museum of Women’s History 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Detroit Institute of Arts

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Museum of Broken Relationships

MASP – Museu de Arte de São Paulo

National Palace Museum, Taipei

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea 

There is also this rather excellent Frida Kahlo exhibition available online. It’s a collaborative exhibition between several international institutions and is well worth a look.

Travel sites

The US National Park Service has made the following available online:

You can also satisfy your wanderlust by…

Taking a tour of Macchu Picchu, Peru

Looking out over the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Going for a stroll through Central Park, New York City

Or even watching the Northern Lights in Sweden

If you would like me to include the virtual tour for your museum, gallery, or heritage site in this list, please get in touch here.

One thought on “Exploring Museums from Home

  1. Hello Naomi, I am making up my Active Brain Newsletter (mainly for my Ad Ed students) and blog of same title. I already sent them details of free online courses, on which some have already enrolled, and want to add virtual tours, theatres, museums etc. I have several links but…you have already made up this fantastic and comprehensive list (well done)! Please may I add it to my newsletter and blog – of course referencing you and link to your site? All good wishes, Sarah

    Sarah Tobias

    Lecturer in social and cultural history

    https://sarah-tobias.blogspot.com/ * *https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-tobias-0318943a?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile *

    On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 5:58 PM The Heritage Girl wrote:

    > thatheritagegirl posted: “If you thought staying at home would make it > difficult to explore museums and art galleries, then think again! A whole > host of museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the world have made > virtual tours available online. This means you can enjoy you” >

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