If you’re feeling hungry for a dose of art and culture, you don’t even have to leave your couch to indulge in some of the world’s richest art. Museums and art galleries around the world are offering virtual tours that are sure to make you forget you are stuck at home.
Over 2,500 world-class museums offer virtual tours. Here are some of our favorites.
British Museum, London
Travel right to the land of the queen in this virtual tour of the Great Court. Go back in time to the Egyptian mummies and discover the Rosetta Stone among other 8 million objects and artifacts within the museum.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Home to some of the most beautiful art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary eras. Some of their online exhibitions include the Little-Known Glass Works by Josef Albers.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This art gallery offers an exhibition of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 as well as a collection of Vermeer paintings. You can find audio and video recordings of past lectures online, too.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Pretend you’re in Paris by taking a virtual walk through this museum. The museum was first built in the former Orsay railway station for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. For that reason, the building itself is considered to be art, much like the period art within, which dates from 1848 to 1914.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
This six-floor museum features contemporary art from Korea and all over the world. In its mission to offer a cultural experience to its visitors, it offers various genres of visual arts, including architecture, design, and crafts.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
This is one of Germany’s largest museums. In it, you can find the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Greek Pergamon Altar. Fact: Pergamon was once a powerful ancient Greek city in Aeolis.
National Museum, New Delhi
Some of the art within this museum dates back over 5,000 years, and the collection includes ancient texts, decor, painting, sculptures, and jewelry, of which you can find 600 objects in virtual tours online.
Rijks Museum, Amsterdam
The virtual street view lets you feel like you’re taking a walk through the Dutch Golden Age, an era of art history that includes works by Vermeer and Rembrandt along with 164,511 other pieces of artwork.
La Galleria Nazionale, Rome
This gallery features over 20,000 artworks that date back from antiquity all the way to contemporary art, like the Futurist and Surrealist movements. Some of the digitally documented art pieces include Monet’s Ninfee Rosa and 500 others.
The Dalí Theatre-Museum, Catalonia
This museum features some of Salvador Dalí’s best artwork from his life and career. In fact, the artist himself is even buried there. Dalí is best known for his surrealist art and striking images.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
This museum is home to the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters. It also holds a variety of objects from 19th-century art history.
If you’re fascinated by space, NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research center in Virginia. If you go on the app as well, Space Center Houston has augmented reality experiences, as well as videos and audio stories about space exploration.
Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City
Welcome to La Casa Azul (The Blue House) where Frida Kahlo herself was born, lived and passed. The inside of the house has remained almost intact, as Khalo’s loved ones themselves converted the space into a museum to display Kahlo’s work after her death.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
The Uffizi gallery was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 to feature the art collection of the Medicis family, one of the most famous families in Italy. Over time, it started to house some of Italy’s most important work, and the top floor became an exhibition of ancient sculpture, artwork, and artifacts.
MASP, São Paulo
This is Brazil’s first modern museum, founded by Assis Chateaubriand in 1947. It also happens to be private and nonprofit. In the virtual tour, you can see how the artwork looks like it’s hovering in the air because of the way it’s placed on clear perspex frames.
MoMA, New York
The Museum of Modern Art was the first museum in 1929 to be entirely dedicated to modern art. It holds some of the most recognizable contemporary pieces, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night. You can view 129 of its famous pieces right from your home.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
On top of this museum’s backdrop of dramatic architecture and breathtaking views of Los Angeles, you can live the 8th century all the way through to the 21st century thanks to its collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, manuscripts, and photos from Europe, Asia, and America.
The Louvre, Paris
Paris’s most iconic historic monument and one of the world’s largest art museums offers a 360-degree virtual visit to its popular exhibits, such as the Egyptian Antiquities exhibition and the work of Michelangelo.
Leopold Museum, Vienna
This museum, built privately by the Austrian state, features art collected by Dr. Rudolf Leopold, who died in 2010. The art focuses on the first half of the 20th century and the transition from art nouveau to expressionism.
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich
This gallery is home to Switzerland’s most important art collections from the 13th century to the present. Some of its most popular pieces include Impressionist paintings, including som of Monet and Picasso’s classic modern works.