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How to Visit Galleries and Museums for Free Online

During the Coronavirus pandemic you have no doubt realised the amount of activities that are possible to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Now that people can start to move freely again, this shouldn't mean that you stop access online sources of culture. It is possible to access over500 galleries and museums thanks to Google Arts and Culture and certain museums respective websites.

Google Arts and Culture

Once on the site, you can sort through the content in any way you see fit. You can search via artist, medium, art movement, historical events, historical figures and places, among others. As you scroll through the list and browse the works of art and curations, you will be able to enjoy virtual museum tours, inspect paintings in HD and importantly, take as much or little time as you like.

Below is a list of some of the most popular museums and galleries, and will surely be more than enough for you to get your culture fix:

This is not an exhaustive list and all of the remaining art galleries and museums that you can visit are available on the Google Arts and Culture website

Other Exhibitions

  • The Louvre offers online tours and virtual visits direct from their website. You will need Flash Player to fully enjoy the experience.
  • The Guggenheim gallery in Bilbao offers you 1,700 artworks by more than 625 artists here.
  • One of the most well renowned museums, the Smithsonian Natural History Museum provides you with a virtual tour of the entire grounds here.

Stay safe during this extraordinary time, hopefully a moment of culture will brighten up your day!
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