Had to drop your travel plans yet again this year? Fret not, because all your favourite locations are still doing virtual tours. Google’s Arts and Culture teamed up with over 2,500 museums and art galleries in an effort to bring education and history online. Just for you. Take a look at world-renowned museums, locations that inspired classic books, street art from different countries, libraries of the world and more with their virtual tours. Get up close to iconic paintings and structures - all you need is a good internet connection. You ready? Let's begin!
Tick-Off These Free Virtual Tours In 10 Famous Museums Around The Globe
The Louvre, Paris
Famous for The Mona Lisa, Venus De Milo and other beautiful sculptures and paintings, The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum paired with fascinating stories around its history. If you haven’t grasped its significance, maybe a Dan Brown book might help.
The Vatican Museum, Vatican City
Take a 360-degree tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s room, colossal architecture and renaissance history with this museum. Their frescoes are something you must put on your bucket list and taking a virtual tour is even better, as you won’t be pushed around in the crowd.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Have a soft spot for this artist and his tragic, yet poetically artistic life? Get up close and real with his famous works through a virtual tour of this world-famous museum in Amsterdam. You can view the brush strokes he used as well; all you need to do is zoom in.
The British Museum, London
Taking pride in its fascinating user interface, with the British Museums online tour, you can literally scroll through time (all the way from 2000 AD) and peep into the history of Africa, America, Asia, Oceania and Europe. The history of the world has never been mapped out in such a way, and accessible to all so easily.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
An elevating experience which only brilliant architecture can give, this museum has us in awe for its spiralling staircase and vast showcases. Visit this museum through virtual tours and amazing audio guides.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Walk through famous and renowned works of French artists like Monet, Gustave Courbet, Jean-François Millet, Georges Seurat, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh and more. This is a great walk for tons of inspiration, the building itself is a beautiful work of art!
Deutsches Museum, Germany
Celebrating science and technology advancements, this museum provides an extensive showcase of scientific exhibits and original artefacts of a scientific breakthrough. It is one of the most successful museums in the world and attracts over a million visitors each year.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
A representation of modern Korean art and its evolution, this museum has four branches for you to walk through. It also has a superb green landscape around the museum and a booming hub for visual arts such as architecture, design and crafts. Walk through the 6 floors of the Seoul branch with its online tour.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Famously known as the “MET” and hosting the MET Gala, this museum presents wonderful visuals spanning from sculptures to fashion to contemporary paintings to modern forms of art pieces. It dates its collection back to 5,000 years and provides a culturally rich experience sourced from across the world.
A museum in the Netherlands, this one includes pieces from the Dutch Golden Age. Find the Milkmaid by Vermeer and Rembrandt’s Night Watch, amongst other fascinating art from this tour. We’re in love with their high wall ceilings and huge layouts.