Don’t miss out just because you can’t travel. The World’s best Museums are now coming to you. We’ve put together a list of some great virtual tours, so you can enjoy these masterpieces from the comfort of your own home.
What Is The Purpose Of A Virtual Tour?
I have heard the much-trodden argument that technology has made us less free and more tied to our devices. While that may be true, one positive aspect of technology has been the ability to see the world without leaving your home. The majority of people would prefer to visit the world in person. However certain circumstances ( like pandemics or personal mobility issues) can hinder one from doing that.
Today, with the click of a few buttons you can be in the British Museum looking at the Rosetta Stone or looking up at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums. Or perhaps you prefer to compare Van Gogh self-portraits at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. Whatever is your preference, you can find it now online.
The Louvre is perhaps the most famous museum in the world. It features some of the most celebrated works of art ever put on display. The Louvre houses works ranging from ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian antiquities to the dynamic artistry of Renaissance and post-Renaissance painting.
The pièce de résistance is, of course, the Mona Lisa. You can now see it on a virtual tour without having to crane your neck over the crowds.
Our Private & Group Virtual Tours
The British Museum in London
The British Museum is a shining star in a crowded universe. The museum is a bulwark of culture in England’s capital. The museum itself has been open to the public since 1759! You can literally visit the entire Ancient world as you glide through the rooms.
Some of its most famous art pieces are also the most contested. This is because the countries of origin would like the pieces back. Two of the most famous ones are the Elgin Marbles from Greece and the Rosetta Stone from Egypt.
The Palace of Versailles
Originally built as a hunting chateau for the French ruler King Louis XIII, this gorgeous palace was greatly expanded by his son Louis XIV. Featuring a stunning palace, gardens stretching as far as the eye can see, and beautifully crafted fountains, it stands as a powerful example of kingly power and opulence.
On this virtual tour, you can explore the famed Hall of Mirrors, where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, ending World War I.
The collections of the Vatican Museums have been built up for centuries, which make it not only a stunning display of fantastic art, but of history as well. It features the work of the Renaissance’s leading features, such as the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, painstakingly painted by Michelangelo over four years.
Normally, you’ll have to beat the crowds to see these beautiful masterpieces, but on these virtual tours you’ll be able to see them in stunning detail and intimacy.
Van Gogh Museum
An entire museum devoted to the Netherlands’ finest painter, and a foundational figure in the history of modern Western art, the Van Gogh museum tells the story of the haunted artist who made these fantastic paintings.
It features his most famous works, including his vibrant yellow Sunflowers, the haunting Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, and the influential Bedroom in Arles. As you make your way through the virtual collection, it’s easy to see why the artist’s work has had such a profound impact on the world of painting.
Want to see them in person?
If these virtual tours pique your interest, then you have to see them in person. We run guided tours to the Louvre, Uffizi, Vatican and Versailles with skip the line access, so you won’t have to wait to see the great works inside.