12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours
Experience famous museums from London to Seoul while setting on your couch at home.
by Richard Arterbury
UPDATED April 2, 2020
Making the best of our situation while staying a home with the family. Most of us have Netflix and after a few weeks most of the movies are getting old and we need to get a little culture and education while we are confined at home. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to bring all a virtual tour and other online exhibits of the most famous museums from around the world.
Often times when traveling it’s hard to make time to stop by a Museum and with the virtual tour will allow time with out the travel to visit them. The Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the British Museum of London, the Guggenheim of New York City, and hundreds more places allowing anyone to gain knowledge and culture by visiting online.
Like National parks? you can also go outside with a virtual tours of some of the best National parks. New York’s Metropolitan Opera will be offering free digital shows every night a 7:30 p.m.
12 Museums you will want to visit
Take your Virtual Tour from your favorite chair at home ~
1. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This museum was built in 1964, dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. This Museum has over 23 exhibit rooms with ancient artifacts. Take your tour
2. MASP, Sao Paulo
The Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo is a non profit of Brazil and one of the first modern museum in Brazil. The art is placed on see through frames that make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour and experience how wonderful this Museum truly is.
3, Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy
The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 and now right from your home you can wander the halls. Virtual Tour
4. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angles
This Museum has European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century all can be found in this California art Museum. Take the Street View Tour and discover a large collection of sculptures, manuscripts, photographs, and paintings.
5. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
You can now virtually visit this museum that has the largest collection o artworks by Vincent Van Gogh. This museum has over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
6. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Visit masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, and works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a street view tour of this iconic museum.
7. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Germany’s Largest museums with ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar. Virtual Tour
8. National Museum of Modern And Contemporary Art, Seoul
Korea’s popular museums and today you can visit from anywhere around the world. Google virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art of Korea.
9. Musee d’ Orsay, Paris
Famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Artworks from Monet, Cezanne, and Gauguin, and others. Virtual Tour
10. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art Museum features two online exhibits by google. This is a exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 with clothes from the colonial and revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. Virtual Tour
11. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Google’s Street View allows anyone to visit Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without leaving your house. You can also discover works of art from the Impressionist, post-impressionist, Contemporary and Modern eras.
12. British Museum, London
Iconic museum located in the heart of London now allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. Take your virtual tour today.
Like art made from collected ocean plastic? Visit plastic collected by Ocean Blue Project in the Seattle Art Museum.