These 12 Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take While Stuck at Home

Because of the quarantine, a lot of people who were used to spending their time outdoor were forced to stay at home for their safety. Lucky for them, some parks and museums are letting people have virtual tours while in the comfort of their homes.

You don’t have to be an art enthusiast to appreciate the beauty of art. Just the mere fact that you are able to delve into an artist’s work is amazing enough. These tours are for those who miss hanging out and having museum tours. Likewise, for those who haven’t been to a museum before, this is your chance!

Check out these free online tours from museums and galleries all over the world.

1. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

This museum is home to the largest collection of Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh‘s artworks, drawings, and personal letters. 

2. MASP, São Paulo

Back in Brazil, there is a non-profit modern art museum called Museu de Arte de São Paulo that offers an online view of their spectacular display of modern arts. 

3. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Take a digital visit to this famous Parisian art gallery without stepping a foot out the door, featuring a collection of artwork from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, plus many others.

4. British Museum, London

If you want to take a look at hundreds of artifacts, Egyptian mummies, and the ancient Rosetta Stone, this museum in London offers a virtual tour of the Great Court.

5. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

In Berlin, you can do an online tour of Pergmon’s historical artworks and artifacts which also houses the Pergamon Altar and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon.

6. Guggenheim Museum, New York

This white-walled spiral staircase museum house works from modern and contemporary, impressionist, and post-impressionist eras.

7. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Travel to Asia, virtually, that is, and surf through South Korea’s collection of contemporary art from all over the globe. 

8. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Fans of Rembrandt and Vermeer are welcome to do an online tour of this museum indulge in some breathtaking paintings from the Dutch Golden Age.

9. National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

If you have a taste for the pre-Hispanic heritage and art of Mexico, you shouldn’t miss this one. It houses Mexican artworks and artifacts and a few pieces from the Mayan civilization.

10. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

They feature fashion collections from American colonial and revolutionary eras. They also offer an online exhibit featuring works from Johannes Vermeer.

11. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Located in Italy, this gallery was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560, it now houses the de’Medici family’s precious art collection.

12. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

8th Century European artworks can be found in this art museum. Their vast collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other works of art are viewable via Google Street View.