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These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch


Take a virtual journey to breathtaking museums all around the world

According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. Now, you get “go to the museum” and never have to leave your couch.

1. British Museum, London

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

2. Guggenheim Museum, New York

By using Google’s Street View feature, you can now tour the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase without having to do the actual traveling and walking.

3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1937, the National Gallery of Art is free and open to the general public. For those who aren’t in Washington, D.C., it also provides virtual tours of its gallery and exhibits.

4. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

5. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Virtual tour

6. Pergamon Museum, Berlin

This historical museum houses plenty of ancient artifacts such as the famous Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, naturally, the Pergamon Altar.

7. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Virtual tour

8. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Go on a Street View tour to explore the huge collection of masterworks—paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

9. MASP, São Paulo

Virtual tour

10. National Museum Of Anthropology, Mexico City

Museums And Galleries You Can Visit Virtually

Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico’s pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.

11. Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Museums And Galleries You Can Visit Virtually

This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici, but anyone can wander its halls from anywhere in the world.

12. Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Museums And Galleries You Can Visit Virtually

You can virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914