COVID-19 has brought the world to its knees. Countries have shut down, airlines have ceased all operations and some of us are not even allowed to leave our homes! Even though this is all done for the greater good, boredom can hit hard and quick. Check out this blog post for the TOP 10 virtual museum tours to cure your boredom!
I have a hunch that you had travel plans this week and they got cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
Am I right? Yes? Yes?
With a number of countries enforcing a complete lockdown, major landmarks and museums are closed too. However, thanks to the internet, it is now possible to visit the world’s most iconic landmarks without getting off your couch!
Humans have come so far.
1. The Royal Academy of Arts, London:
While the RA has shut its doors, you can still enjoy its splendour.
You have the opportunity to virtually wander around the museum and explore some of the world’s most famous paintings and sculptures.
What are you waiting for? Get started now!
2. Athens, Acropolis:
The Acropolis is one of the world’s most visited landmarks. Now, it lies silent.
Technology blessed us with the opportunity to see the Acropolis without waiting in line and bumping into other tourists wherever you go.
3. The Louvre, Paris:
The Louvre isn’t just one of the world’s most reputable museums but one of France’s most sought after museums. The museum offers free online tours of some it’s most popular and important works of art, including that of Michelangelo!
4. The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C:
The National Gallery of Art is located in Washington D.C. and is usually free for all visitors. Due to the virus, it is now closed. Don’t fret as there is a virtual tour available for this museum too. If you had plans to visit but were rudely interrupted (thanks, COVID-19) or you live outside of the states and always dreamed of visiting, this is the chance to see it now from the comfort of your home!
5. The Dali-Theatre Museum, Spain:
The Dali Theatre, located in Spain, is completely dedicated to the work of Salvador Dali. It features many rooms and exhibits surrounding every era of Dalí’s life and career, and the artist himself is buried here. The museum offers virtual tours of the grounds and a few exhibits.
6. NASA, United States:
This is one of the coolest tours out there!
NASA offers free tours of some of its locations including Glenn Research Center in Ohio, Langley Research Center in Virginia, and to make things better, NASA also has its own app that provides more tours and information about its mission and what lies beyond our planet earth.
7. Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands:
Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands sees a boom of tourists during this time of year. However, the garden is closed. But the Tulips will still be blooming!
Keukenhof will provide a virtual tour once all the Tulips are in bloom. This isn’t one to miss!
8. Vatican Museums, Rome:
The ancient institution of the Roman Catholic Church is now branching even more into technology and is offering a virtual tour.
The Vatican Museums are one of Italy’s most visited landmarks as millions of tourists go through them every year. The museum grounds lie quiet but you can still enjoy them and snoop around!
9. Smithsonian Museum of Natural History:
You can’t say no to this one! The Smithsonian Museum is one of the world’s most renowned museums. And it is now virtually opening its doors to all the couch potatoes in the world.
Not only you get a tour of the museum room by room, but you can also enjoy past exhibits that are no longer on display!
10. Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands:
This museum has the largest collection of paintings by Van Gogh and you now have the opportunity to see them up, close and personal with a glass of wine in hand and chocolate in another! This museum features over 500 paintings and you can now see them all.
Do you have any more tours to share with us?
Even though we are going through some difficult times right now, it makes me very happy that at the same time we are all coming together to help make each other’s lives that much easier.
If you know of any other virtual tours, feel free to let us know in the comments box below!
Until the next one.
Wash your hands, practice social distancing and stay at home.