It’s hard to beat the experience of seeing a piece of fine art or an important historical artifact with your own two eyes, however, being able to see them virtually is the next best thing when that isn’t possible. Many of the biggest and most iconic museums, galleries and tourist attractions all around the world offer virtual tours of their exhibits and artifacts, available for you to experience whenever you want. Here are 6 we definitely recommend you check out:
The Louvre, Paris
Located in the beautiful city of Paris France, the Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most iconic art museums. On their website, free virtual online tours of 4 of their famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities are available for you to experience.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Featuring over 1,700 pieces of artworks by more than 625 artists from their permanent collection, the Guggenheim’s Online Collection allows you to view their artworks from home. Get a taste of what the museum has to offer with works from Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, and Jeff Koons.
The Vatican Museums, Vatican City
The Vatican Museums feature an extensive collection of roughly 70 000 important pieces of art and classical sculptures curated by the Roman Catholic Church and its Popes over many centuries. Take virtual tours of the grounds and view iconic exhibits like Michelangelo’s painting in the Sistine Chapel.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
When virtually visiting this museum, you can view one of the largest collections of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
British Museum, London
On their website, London’s iconic British Museum makes some of the pieces from its collection that totals more than 8 million items available to view. The museum also teamed up with Google to offer virtual tours using their Google Street View technology.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The MET’s website features an online collection and virtual tours of some of its most impressive pieces, including works from artists like Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and many more. They have also collaborated with the Google Cultural Institute making even more of their artwork, available for you to view virtually.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Visit one of Korea’s popular museums with Google’s virtual tour that takes you through 6 floors of contemporary art from Korea and all over the world.
Walt Disney World
Make sure to check out, Google Arts & Culture for more virtual tours. They have collaborated with over 2500 museums and galleries to bring together virtual tours and online exhibits from all around the world.