Free virtual museum tours. The following museums are offering virtual tours. Some tours are better than others. Some of them you can’t really see all the art. Try zooming in. Some include some information about the art some are really just a “street view” with no explanation. Overall I think if you’re interested in art they’re all worth taking.
British Museum, London
Tour the Great Court, the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies and hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour. The Great Court was actually an open area between several buildings that the museum enclosed in the late 1990’s.
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Google’s Street View lets visitors tour the famous spiral staircase, When you walk up it the art is displayed on the walls. The original museum building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. You can see works from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Take a Google Street View tour to discover a collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
This tour features work from French artists between 1848 and 1914 including Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo
MASP is Brazil’s first modern museum. Tour
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This National Gallery tour features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895. The second is a collection of works from Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. The tour features ancient artifacts.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Google’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and elsewhere.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
This tour features ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Pergamon Altar.
This Google Street View tour includes works by Dutch artists Vermeer and Rembrandt.
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
This museum houses the art collection of the de’Medicis. Tour.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
This museum has the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters. Tour