The 20 Best Virtual Museum Tours To See

In these long, sometimes dystopian days at home, art comes to our aid. The most important museums and art galleries in the world allow us to take virtual tours to discover the wonders they hold.

Do you miss museums? Unable to be able to walk their aisles again, it is nevertheless possible to explore their collections from your sofa. The Louvre, the Uffizi Gallery, the MET, the National Gallery, the Guggenheim, a world tour of the most stunning virtual tours.

Thanks to the Internet, it is now possible to cultivate oneself without even moving from your sofa. And if many eyes are on Netflix and company, know that many museums are opening their doors (virtual, of course) to the public, during this period of confinement.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Featuring over 1,700 works of art by over 625 artists, the Online Collection features a research database of selected works from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection of approximately 8,000 works of art. The museum makes some of its collections and exhibits available online, including works by Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons.

Vatican museums 

The Vatican Museums feature a vast collection of important art and classical sculptures curated by the Popes over the course of many centuries. You can take a virtual tour of the museum park and iconic exhibits, including Michelangelo’s ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Louvre, Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris offers free online tours of some of its artifacts and works, such as its Egyptian antiquities and the works of Michelangelo. You can take a 360-degree look at the museum and click on the rare artifacts to learn about their details and history.

British Museum, London

With a collection of over eight million objects, the British Museum in London makes some of its pieces viewable online, including “Kanga: Textiles From Africa” ​​and “Objects From The Roman Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum”. The museum has also partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to offer virtual tours using Google Street View technology.

Dalì Theater-Museum, Figueres

The Dalí Theater-Museum is entirely dedicated to the works of art of Salvador Dalí. It features many rooms and exhibitions that trace every era of Dalí’s life and career, the artist himself is buried here. The museum offers virtual tours of the park and some exhibits, such as the surreal Mae West’s Face exhibit.

Prado Museum, Madrid

The Prado museum in Madrid is also closed due to a coronavirus emergency, and makes its collections and lesser-known spaces available to all. The Madrid museum houses works by major Italian, Spanish and Flemish artists, including Beato Angelico, Andrea Mantegna, Raffaello Sanzio, Hieronymus Bosch, Rogier van der Weyden, Bruegel the Elder, El Greco, Pieter Paul Rubens, Titian, Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya.

Hermitage, St. Petersburg

You can visit the St. Petersburg Hermitage online which exhibits one of the most important art collections in the world. Among the numerous authors we include Caravaggio, Paul Cézanne, Giambattista Pittoni, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Antonio Canova, Francesco Casanova, Jacques-Louis David, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Fra Filippo Lippi, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre -Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt, Vincenzo Petrocelli, Pieter Paul Rubens, Tiziano Vecellio, Vincent van Gogh, Jacob van Ruisdael, Diego Velázquez, Paolo Pagani.

Uffizi Galleries, Florence

The Uffizi Decameron initiative starts. Every day, on the social profiles of the Uffizi: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, photos, videos and stories dedicated to the masterpieces kept in the Gallery of Statues and Paintings, in Palazzo Pitti and in the Boboli Gardens will be published.

Egyptian Museum, Turin

The Egyptian museum of Turin organizes video tours through social channels to tell about the objects of the Egyptian Museum collection. With the #laCulturaCura start, you can take a virtual journey through the treasures of the Turin museum.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam possesses the largest collection of works of art from the golden age of Flemish art (1584-1702) and a sizeable collection of Asian art. You can visit the museum with an app that offers 14 different multimedia tours and many routes created by visitors using Rijksstudio.

Castle of Versailles

Known for being one of the most beautiful castles in the world, Versailles inspires dreams far beyond our borders. On the castle’s website, an interactive map is available to explore the entire estate, just select the area you want to visit.

Claude Monet’s house in Giverny

We no longer present Claude Monet, this famous painter who marked Impressionism. If you normally have to go to Giverny to explore your house, you can also do so virtually. Start your visit outside the living space, then open the front door and make yourself comfortable in each of the rooms on the ground floor and upstairs. You will see the places are very colorful, especially the kitchen with its blue Rouen earthenware tiles. Note that each room has an information point. This can be a fun things to do this weekend with family and friends.

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

If you are a fan of the works of the Dutch master, do not miss the ultra high definition Van Gogh Museum 4K Tour video which gives us the feeling of being alone in the Van Gogh Museum and of rubbing shoulders with his paintings intimately. With Google Art & Culture, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled Amsterdam for free. You can wander through the museum at your leisure and stay as long as you want in front of your favorite works, the crowd will not be there to disturb you.

The Grévin Museum

Navigate through all the rooms of the museum, and enjoy being (almost) alone in the world. You will find athletes, musicians and foreign personalities, whose names appear when the mouse hovers over their faces (in case of memory lapses, you never know).

National Gallery of Art

The nation’s capital is home to one of the most popular modern art museums: the National Gallery of Art. Google therefore made available 2 exhibitions on American fashion from 1740 to 1895, as well as a collection of paintings by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Immerse yourself in this endless gallery of portraits that retrace the National History of the USA. You will see the faces that made the United States the world power we know today, and much more.

The Quai Branly Museum

Here, more than 32,000 works are visible in high definition: from street art, to sculptures and other paintings, each work is explained by small texts: something to learn more, a once more.

The Musée d’Orsay

Make up your mind to finally see the works of iconic French artists, such as Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin. The museum’s varied collections include oil paintings, modern art and most importantly, Impressionism.

Tate Modern

Navigate the sublime gallery of modern art thanks to Street View: inside, national and international collections, dating from 1900 to the present day, patiently await you.

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