Yes, we can still have nice things even in a world on lockdown.
Virtually, that is.
The pandemic has students all over the world cancelling travel and weekend plans for the summer and probably for the rest of the year.
If you’re currently in lockdown and/or practising social distancing, you won’t be able to go out for leisure reasons but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the World Wide Web to immerse in some culture.
Here are four famous museums that offer amazing virtual tours – so you can take a break from your studies and feast your eyes on some beautiful art and historic artefacts.
If you’re taking a History, Art, or Archaeology class, get the most out of these lockdown days with these tours as inspo to take your assignments to the next level.
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
One of the most famous museums in Europe is the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. You can visit the beautiful and historical museum thanks to its 360-degree virtual tours which will make you feel like you’re really there.
Got a VR headset? The virtual tours, available of TouristTube, also offer a simulated and more immersive experience with VR headset functionality.
While you can’t actually go inside, you can view the building which is a historical monument itself – located in the centre of Paris and installed in the former Orsay railway station.
You can view online exhibitions featuring the museum’s collection on Google Arts and Culture.
British Museum, London
The British Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world, having opened in 1759 to the amazement of the general public.
Virtual tours offer that same wow factor to students as they are able to scroll through collections featuring Africa, the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Europe without needing to leave their rooms.
There are also a number of online exhibitions you can check out such as “Buddhist Art in Myanmar,” “Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs” and “The Ancient Maya at the British Museum”.