You Can Take Virtual Tours of These Museums While Stuck at Home

Explore art and ancient artifacts from cultural centers around the globe.

As we all hunker down and spend time at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s only natural to start to get a little bored and stir-crazy at times. If you’re looking for a fun and interesting way to pass the time, museums have opened their virtual doors, allowing you to tour their collections.

Museums

British Museum

British Museum
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The British Museum, located in London, has exhibits dedicated to history, art, and culture. The virtual tour can be accessed here.

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim
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New York City’s Guggenheim Museum’s famed spiral staircase and the art therein can be viewed using Google’s Street View.

Louvre

Louvre
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The Louvre Museum, located in Paris, is the world’s largest art museum, meaning you can get virtually lost for hours.

MASP

MASP
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The São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, located in São Paulo, has thousands of works by contemporary artists. You can check out their works here.

Musée d’Orsay

Musée d'Orsay
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The Musée d’Orsay, located in a former railway station, holds a collection of French art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and more, all of which can be viewed here.

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art
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The National Gallery of Art, also known as “the nation’s museum,” offers two online exhibits to check out while you stay at home.

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology
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The National Museum of Anthropology is Mexico’s largest and most visited museum, offering up a collection of ancient art as well as modern day exhibits about Mexico’s indigenous groups. You can take the tour here.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
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The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in Seoul, Korea, has a large collection of contemporary art. You can view their collection here.

Pergamon Museum

Pergamonmuseum
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Pergamon Museum, in Berlin, is one of Germany’s best and largest museums. You can dive into their collection online here.

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum
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Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum where you can explore the works of artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other greats.

Smithsonian Institute Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian Portrait Gallery
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Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Portrait Gallery hold portraits of significant Americans, including presidents, artists, advocates, and athletes. View their current exhibitions online here.

State Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum
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The State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg, is the second largest art museum in the world, with artifacts and works from around the world. Take a look at what they have to offer here.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

J. Paul Getty Museum
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The J. Paul Getty Museum features European, Asian, and American work from the 8th through the 21st centuries. Take a look here.

Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum
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The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, in Madrid, known as part of the “Golden Triangle of Art,” with a collection of Italian, English, Dutch, and German artists, which can be viewed virtually here.

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery
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The Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, houses the collection of the de’Medici family. Browse through the works here.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum
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Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum houses works from Vincent van Gogh and other Dutch artists of the era, which can be viewed here.

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