Bored at Home? Check Out These Amazing Virtual Tours

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The outbreak of coronavirus is affecting the world more than we could have imagined. People are advised to practice social distancing to slow down the spread of the virus, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. 

While the fear of flying is obvious to experience, squeeze in some time to join the online course and address your deep-rooted anxiety during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Alongside, there are many other ways to stave off boredom while staying indoors. Various famous museums are now offering an exciting insight into virtual tours to keep people entertained. 

British Museum, London

Founded in 1753, the British Museum has a remarkable collection of human history spanning over two million years. Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone are some of the main attractions of this museum. 

Explore the ancient history from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, in this interactive virtual tour.

The Vatican Museum

Take a trip to Vatican City and explore amazing art collection with a virtual tour sitting in the comfort and the safety of your home. The Vatican Museums website offers a 360-degree view of these 7 virtual tours.

  • The Chiaramonti Museum
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • The Niccoline Chapel
  • Raphael’s Rooms
  • The Pio Clementino Museum
  • The Room of the Chiaroscuri
  • The New Wing

Getty Museum

Getty Museum is housed on two campuses named as the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. It features pre-20th-century European paintings, decorative arts, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, drawings, and photographs from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century.

The Louvre

The world’s largest art museum, The Louvre offers free virtual tours to explore some of the famous artworks and paintings including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. It offers four virtual tours:

  • The Advent of the Artist
  • Remains of the Louvre’s Moat
  • Egyptian Antiquities
  • Galerie d’Apollon

National Museum of the United States Air Force

National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum, with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display. 

Take an online glimpse of different aerospace including:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential airplane (SAM 26000)
  • Pioneers of flight (Wright Brothers)
  • Vintage A-2 leather flying jackets from WWII
  • Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth ground-attack aircraft
  • Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to preserving the huge collection of human artifacts and natural history specimens in the world. It offers an interactive virtual tour that leads you through the corridors of their interesting historical artifacts.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

High Museum of Art in Atlanta comprised of seven collecting areas with more than 17,000 pieces of artwork including:

  • European art
  • American art
  • African art
  • Folk and self-taught art
  • Decorative arts and design
  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Photography

The most popular online exhibits of this museum feature Ernst, Tiepolo, Tournier, Monet, etc. Don’t forget to explore civil rights photography of various social protests like Rosa Park’s arrest and the Freedom Rides.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Explore the golden age of Dutch art including the works of Rembrandt’s Night Watch, Vermeer’s Milkmaid, and Van Gogh’s Self-portrait. 

Other must-see attractions of Rijksmuseum are: 

  • An impressive collection of Delft Blue pottery 
  • Gallery of Honour with well-known paintings of Frans Hals and Jan Steen
  • Unique dolls houses that portray a detailed view of common life in the 17th century
  • Cuypers Library, Netherlands’ oldest art history library
  • Complete collections of an impressive armory, porcelain, glass, musical instruments, miniature silverwork, and a large number of ship models.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum is the home of the largest artwork collection of Vincent Willem Van Gogh. Visit their official website of the Van Gogh museum and explore some of his famous artworks including:

  • Self-Portrait as a Painter, 1887
  • Shoes, 1886
  • Almond Blossom, 1890
  • The Potato Eaters, 1885
  • Sunflowers, 1889
  • Garden with Courting Couples: Square Saint-Pierre, 1887
  • The Yellow House (The Street), 1888
  • The Bedroom, 1888

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum offers six virtual exhibits to cover its waste collection of O’Keeffe’s artworks including 700 drawings, 140 oil paintings, and a number of additional works dating from 1901 to 1984.

Bottom Line

Around the world, people are facing countrywide lockdowns, canceled flights, closed borders, and various travel restrictions because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Keep yourself entertained without stepping out of your home via these interactive virtual museum tours.

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