If you are one of the millions of people stuck at home during the pandemic and you know there is no hope for you to travel internationally anytime soon. You have to check the best ten museums from all around the world, offering virtual free tours.
Maybe you are not a big fan of history, and you don’t normally visit museums, well I have good news for you! The ten museums offering virtual tours will give you lessons on culture, art, history, music, and much more, and you don’t even need to leave your comfy couch.
In the last few months, I have seen virtual concerts, tours, and shows all performed on social media, and that is amazing because it shows what the purpose of the internet is- to connect people from every place around the world. Some of the tours include exhibit walk-throughs and audio in different languages.
Please enjoy the virtual tours from those top museums, and if you have attended already, make sure you share your experience with me, I enjoy reading your stories.
The Louvre, Paris France
There are currently seven virtual tours offered by The Louvre. Some of my favorite tours are The Egyptian antiques showing an impressive Pharaonic collection and the Remains of the Louvre’s Moat, which shows the remainings from the original building, which was a fortress built by the French king Phillippe Auguste. If you like art, you will enjoy The Power Plays exhibition, which focuses on the connection between art and political power.
If you love art and you would like to have a copy of a famous painting in your house, but don’t want to break the budget, check out “The Louvre: All paintings” book displaying all 3, 022 paintings on display in the permanent collection of the Louvre.
British Museum, London, UK
The British Museum has a collection of over two million years of human history and culture, attracting more than six million visitors every year. From Egyptian mummies to Parthenon sculptures to even the history of the ice cream, you will find this place an amazing world history, culture, and art hub. The museum offers virtual tours and broadcasts. British Museum is huge and I remember when I visited for the first time I spent about six hours and it was not enough. Taking advantage of the virtual tours now!
If you are from the people that get sick when navigating from a room to room virtually, I have found this British Museum small kindle book very useful. Check it out!
The Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Italy
The museum is located in the Vatican City State, and it was included in the list of one of the most important museums in the world. The museum has art collections, archeological discoveries, unique and significant artifacts. This is probably one of my favorite museums to visit virtually. You can enjoy 13 virtual tours.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
If you are interested in Korean Art, this is the place for you. Since opening its doors in 1969, the museum has impressive collections of modern Korean Art, various genres of virtual arts, such as design, craft, and architecture, and also global contemporary art. Let me know if you like the virtual tour of the museum.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The Van Gogh Museum is located in Amsterdam, and it is dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh. If you enjoy art, this virtual tour is a MUST, as it shows the beautiful and impressive art collection of Van Gogh. The collection includes over 200 paintings, 750 personal letters, and 500 drawings by Van Gogh.
I have found a really cool collection of 40 pcs Stickers of Van Gogh and his paintings for computers, suitcases, and much more. If you want to surprise someone who loves art with a cool gift, that’s a great idea and it’s only $6.99
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA
This is another great museum for art and history lovers. It is located in New York City, and it is well-known as one of the world’s largest and finest museums. The museum offers more than two million works of art divided into 17 main halls. The MET also provides a series of six short videos if you want to explore and learn more.
National Museum, New Delhi, India
The Nation Museum of New Delhi in India has been one of the leading world’s museums since its opening in 1949. The museum is home to thousands of works of art, including jewelry, ancient texts, paintings, decorative arts, etc. There are currently six virtual tours and over ten tours in pictures and text. India is on my travel list and I hope I can visit this amazing museum.
Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico City
La Casa Azul is where the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo lived and died. The museum is also known as the Blue House for the structure’s blue walls. Here, you will find over a hundred personal items of the artist, her artwork, some of her self-portraits, and much more. If you think it is not possible to travel to Mexico right now, check out this fantastic virtual tour.
If you are not into virtual tours, I highly recommend watching Frida movie, which I had a chance to watch a couple of years ago in the summer outdoor cinema in Chicago. I love the movie, and especially Salma Hayek playing Frida. Check it out!
Albertina, Vienna Austria
The museum is located in the heart of Vienna in what used to be the city’s largest residential palace during the Habsburg monarchy, and it is named as one of the most beautiful neo-classical palaces in Europe. Here you will find over 65 000 drawings and more than a million master prints. The virtual tour is provided by Google Arts & Culture.
Benaki Museum, Athens Greece
The museum was established in 1930 by Antonis Benakis in memory of his father, and it is housed in the family mansion located in the heart of downtown Athens. Here you will see Greek works of art from the prehistorical to modern times and a collection of Asian Art. The museum offers virtual tours with audio in Greek, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. If you love Greece and Meril Strip, make sure you check the amazing Mamma Mia musical movies. I love them and have a copy of this collection.
Share in the comments below which tour was your favorite and what did you like about it. Hope you liked taking the virtual tours around the world and getting all excited when we will be able to travel again.
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