15 Best Virtual Museums and Art Gallery Tours For Art Lovers

Best Virtual Museum Art Gallery Tours Art Lovers

Virtual museums & art gallery tours for art lovers stuck at home!

Art gallery is an affordable entertainment and a great source of inspiration for art admirers. Exploring art galleries and museums not just boosts creativity but gives knowledge of art, science, culture, and history. For me, museums and art galleries are stressbusters. 

COVID19 has turned out to be the biggest enemy of art lovers. Stringent lockdown rules are not only forcing people to stay indoors, but also led to the closure of the art galleries and museums. Now people who are addicted to arts and culture education cannot satisfy themselves just with food or binge-watching Netflix or reading books.

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But life is not that hard either in this digital age!

Guess what? 

You can go to the museum without compromising on quarantine and self-isolation! 

Google Arts & Culture has partnered with over 2500 museums and galleries across the globe including the British Museum, the Guggenheim, the National Gallery, Vatican Museums to name a few. 

So, art fanatics from any part of the world can enjoy virtual art gallery tours and online exhibits of some of the popular and iconic museums around the world. Besides museums, you can also explore some renowned historical and cultural heritage sites. Some of the museums like the Louvre are offering virtual art gallery tours on their websites. 

Amazing digital initiatives. Isn’t it? 

No more long queues or buying tickets. Get on your comfy couch anytime and start accessing world-class art, paintings, sculptures, and many more. Don’t worry about missing minute details. Modern technology helps you engage and immerse in the famous artworks with options like a 360-degree tour, walk around tours, high-quality close-up, zoom in and out options, interactive guides, videos with voiceover and descriptions, and other options. 

Are you ready for the digital art adventure?

Here are the best virtual museums & art gallery tours to take when stuck at home:

1. British Museum, London

British Museum
Great Court, British Museum

It is the World’s first national museum opened in 1759 in the heart of London. A great source to know about human history with priceless artifacts from all over the world. Explore the Great court that has a beautiful, doomed ceiling studded with 3,212 panes of glass, where no two are the same. Other ancient wonders that you can see closely through the virtual tour are Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles. Egyptian mummies and some of the most prized possessions. With crazy graphics, the virtual tour becomes more intuitive.

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2. The National Gallery, London

The National Gallery, London
The National Gallery, London

Another hotspot among art lovers! National Gallery offers 3 virtual tours: one showcasing  18 gallery rooms, one Google virtual tour, and one showing the Sainsbury Wing. Now you can watch the panoramic view of the museum’s halls that gives the same pleasure as experienced in reality.

Using the virtual tools you can explore a wide collection of priceless masterpieces dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. There are more than 2000 publicly-owned drawings and paintings and European art from different times. Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, the Virgin on the Rocks by Da Vinci, the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan Van Eyck,  and J.M.W Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire are among the popular ones. The 360-view virtual touring pages covers seven exhibition spaces of Renaissance art and the Central Hall. Isn’t that enough to satiate your soul for the time being?

3. The Dalí Museum, Florida

This internationally recognized museum sustained by the culture of philanthropy features 2,400 Salvador Dalí works, including nearly 300 oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. You can explore more than 2,100 prints, photographs, sculptures, posters, textiles,and objets d’art.

It is deemed as “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News. Further, Architectural Digest has claimed the museum to be one of the ten most interesting museums in the world.  The place will surely stimulate your mind, while stuck at home! You can also make most of the virtual tour through the free Dalí Museum App on your smartphone. Please don’t miss that geodesic glass bubble called The Enigma — crafted with 1,062 triangular glass panels! 

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