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.


British Museum

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Bloomsbury,London,England,United Kingdom.

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

Guggenheim Museum

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Situated on Fifth Avenue the Guggenheim is a modern and contemporary art museum. It was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and was built between 1956 and 1959.

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


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France, Île-de-France, Paris . Louvre Museum

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


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Side angle view of the Museum Of Modern Art Of Sao Paulo (MASP) on Avenida Paulista with vehicle traffic and the antiquities market below it on a sunny day with blue sky and some clouds. Taken at 4:45 pm.

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

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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

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The National Gallery of Art, East Building, is the national art museum on the National Mall, in Washington, DC.

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

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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

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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

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Berlin, Greater Berlin, Germany, Europe

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


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Facade of the Rijksmuseum after the 2014 finished rennovations during a sunny summers day with blue sky.

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

Smithsonian Institute Portrait Gallery

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Washington, DC, USA August 5, 2010 The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, houses the official portraits of the Presidents and also serves as an art museum

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

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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

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Los Angeles, Getty Center is a cultural campus and research building was designed by architect Richard Meier on a hill in Brentwood. There is a part of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The center consists of six buildings covering an area of 88,200 sqm. The museum includes sculpture exhibitions and classical art, European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, decorative arts and photographs. In order to respect the Getty intentions. Los Angeles, California, United States

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

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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


Tourists queue to visit the Uffizi gallery, one of the most important Italian museum, on April 1, 2017 in Florence. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

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

Van Gogh Museum

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Tourists and locals are seen near the Van Gogh Museum close on March 13, 2020 in Amsterdam,Netherlands. The Dutch government announced yesterday a new package of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, major events have been canceled but not ordering schools to close. (Photo by Paulo Amorim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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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