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Stay At Home Time – The Ultimate List of Virtual Museum Tours

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virtual museum toursToday I bring you the ultimate list of virtual museum tours that you can visit while ‘Stay at home time’ is in effect as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

I am sure that if you follow the advice of doctors and government officials, you spend time in the house and have space for more than cleaning the house, caring for children, or reading books and watching movies. 

One of the great ideas on how to make quality time at home is to make a virtual tour at some of the world-renowned museums.

Did you know that some of the famous museums offer you the opportunity to visit them virtually and for free?

Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture platform you can visit over 2500 exhibits of the museums around the globe online, including the most famous ones!

Below I present to you the ultimate list of virtual museum tours:

  1. Belvedere, Vienna – Take a virtual tour.
  2. The Pergamon Museum, Berlin – Take a virtual tour.
  3. Musée d’Orsay, Paris – Take a virtual tour.
  4. Frida Kahlo Museum, Mexico – Take a virtual tour.
  5. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest – Take a virtual tour.
  6. British Museum, London – Take a virtual tour.
  7. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – Take a virtual tour.
  8. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Peterburg (Russia) – Take a virtual tour.
  9. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem – Take a virtual tour.
  10. Ca’ Rezzonico – Museum of the 18th century Venice – Take a virtual tour.
  11. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC – Take a virtual tour.
  12. National Museum, New Delhi – Take a virtual tour.
  13. Albertina, Vienna – Take a virtual tour.
  14. The Louvre, Paris – Take a virtual tour.
  15. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – Take a virtual tour.
  16. Tokyo National Museum, Taito City – Take a virtual tour.
  17. NASA, Washington – Take a virtual tour.
  18. Natural History Museum, Vienna – Take a virtual tour.
  19. The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha – Take a virtual tour.
  20. Museum of Street Art, Paris – Take a virtual tour.
  21. Vatican Museums, Vatican City – Take a virtual tour.
  22. National Palace Museum, Taipei – Take a virtual tour.
  23. The Palace of Versailles, Versailles – Take a virtual tour.
  24. The Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg (Florida, USA) – Take a virtual tour.
  25. The Art Institute of Chicago – Take a virtual tour.

Moreover, the lovers of antiquity and archaeological achievements can enjoy virtual exhibits at the Google Arts & Culture platform for the Pergamon Museum (Berlin), the Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest), the British Museum (London), the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), and the Louvre (Paris).  

Renessaianse and baroque artists (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, El Greco, Velázquez, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, and Vermeer) can be (virtually) seen in the Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest), Albertina (Vienna), and Russia’s State Hermitage Museum

Typical Venetian rococo artists (Tiepolo, Canaletto, and Guardi) can be seen in Ca’ Rezzonico – the Museum of 18th century Venice

For the fans of Impressionism and masterpieces by artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, and Cézanne, the following museums are a great choice – Musée d’Orsay (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest).

Furthermore, Klimt, who was the world’s renewed artist of the Symbolism movement has the largest collection of paintings exhibited in the Belvedere Museum (Vienna). Along with him, the museum hosts masterpieces from Schiele and Kokoschka, significant representatives of Expressionism in Austria.

Frida Kahlo Museum is definitely a great choice for Surrealism admires. Although she never officially joined the Surrealist group, she was its most prominent exponent. You can also take a closer look into Frida’s life and artistic legacy within the collection Faces of Frida

Finally, some modern street art like graffiti and similar installations can be seen in a wonderful virtual tour at the Museum of Street Art (Paris)


Enjoy your virtual “walking” throw these marvelous museums! 





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