If COVID-19 has put your holiday travel plans on hold, you can still enjoy some of the most iconic exhibitions and artworks from around the world in the comfort of your own home. That’s right, just because you can’t elbow your way to the front of the crowd before the Mona Lisa and enjoy her over the shoulders and iPhone screens of other museum-goers doesn’t mean you don’t get to appreciate her at all! There are more ways to culture than you might think, and one of them is virtual museum tours and experiences. Keep reading to discover 90 incredible virtual museum tours, from the Guggenheim in New York to the Palace of Versailles in Paris.
First, what are virtual museum tours?
Simply put, virtual museum tours offer simulations of a museum’s physical space using a combination of video and images. This means visitors can browse a museum and its collection on their phone or desktop from just about anywhere – all they need is an internet connection.
The term “virtual museum tour” has been interpreted differently by museums. Some museums offer immersive 3D virtual tours of their collections. A 3D virtual tour gives you a 360° view of the museum’s premises, allowing you to click your way through corridors and rooms of the museum, as well as view the artworks on display. Google Arts & Culture has helped to bring a lot of these tours to life with its Google street views technology – thanks, Google!
Other museums provide only the images of the artworks in their collection, categorising them by room or era and offering explanatory texts to offer context to the visuals – just like you would have in the museum itself. And some other museums and attractions have created live tours for culture enthusiasts to enjoy!
How to become a virtual tourist
Now that you’re all clued on the concept of virtual museum tours, it’s time to become a virtual tourist. All you really need is: your phone or desktop screen (the bigger, the more immersive), a solid internet connection and some headphones (mainly to help you block out your real surroundings and the sound of your little brother watching cartoons).
So get comfy on the couch, grab a cup of tea, put on some headphones and start clicking your way through some of the most iconic museums in the world. Happy virtual touristing!
Virtual museum tours around the world
1. The British Museum (London)
The British Museum, which is dedicated to human history, arts and culture, has been experimenting with virtual tours since as early as 2015. With the help of Google Arts & Culture, you can take a 3D virtual tour of the entire British Museum.
In 2017, the British Museum started exploring with more VR tours like its Egyptian galleries tour and its sculpture tour. You can enjoy these tours through Facebook or with the help of a Samsung VR headset.
2. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington DC)
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History also offers not one, but several virtual museum tours! Browse their permanent, current or past exhibitions and if you’re truly invested in this virtual journey through time and history, keep going and check their support centre and research stations. They’ve also got a few other tours to keep you happily occupied. You’re going to need another cup of tea for this one.
3. The Louvre (Paris)
We’ve already mentioned the Louvre’s stunning Mona Lisa VR experience, but there’s more. The Louvre also offers a virtual tour of its Egyptian Antiquities collection; a peek at what the Louvre, which was initially a fortress built by King Philippe Auguste, probably looked like in medieval times; and a tour of the Galerie d’Apollon, which was destroyed in 1661 and then rebuilt by Le Vau.
Top tip: Make sure that you’ve got Flash Player installed to be able to experience these virtual tours.
4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
We can’t all live in New York and be a stone’s throw away from one of the most awe-inspiring museum collections on the planet. But thanks to yet another successful Google Arts & Culture partnership, we can browse The Met virtually. Relish 6 collections, 2 different 3D virtual tours and over 200,000 artworks in this virtual museum tour of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Highlights include: ‘A New Look at Vermeer’ and Christian Dior: Ball Gowns.
5. The Palace Museum (Beijing)
Located in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties, the Ming and the Qing, Beijing’s Palace Museum is both stunning and impressive. And you don’t have to find your way to Beijing to appreciate some of its astonishing collection. With virtual tours of 15 of its exhibitions, the Palace Museum is really only a click away. So, get your virtual tourist on and start discovering.
6. The Guggenheim (New York)
One of the most spectacular things about New York’s Guggenheim Museum is the building itself. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1943 and opened to the public for the first time in 1959, this eccentric building is one few would not recognise. And thanks to Google Arts & Culture, you can explore Guggenheim’s extensive collection as well as its iconic spiral-themed interior, all without putting a foot out the door.
7. The Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
Italian Renaissance fans, this one’s for you. Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, home to Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Leonardo da Vinci’s The Annunciation, has also joined forces with Google Arts & Culture to bring you this 3D virtual tour of its collection. Click through the Uffizi’s hallowed halls and get up close and personal with some of the greatest Italian sculptures and artworks in existence, all while you’re in your pajamas.
8. Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
Amsterdam’s biggest museum is spread across 4 floors, 30,000 square meters and 80 galleries. So it makes sense that Google Arts & Culture would afford the sprawling Rijksmuseum not just one 3D virtual tour, but 8 immersive 3D virtual tours instead. Art fanatics and amateur appreciators alike are sure to enjoy this virtual experience – there are so many exhibitions to choose from and floors to click through.
Highlights include: This in-depth look at Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. And this post on what else to see at the Rijksmuseum might also help you navigate your virtual tour of the museum.
9. J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles)
Fancy a visit to the Getty Centre without schlepping your way to Los Angeles? Once again Google Arts and & Culture has your back with a 3D virtual tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Centre. Founded in 1953, the Getty Museum has an impressive collection that spans time and style featuring works from the Neolithic and Late Antiquity periods right through to artworks created in the early 20th century. And you can see more than 15,000 of the museum’s artworks right here.
10. The Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
This 360° virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum is a great way to experience Vincent van Gogh’s artworks. The museum has the largest collection of van Gogh’s work, with 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters. And with the help of 360° Stories, the Van Gogh Museum comes to life right there on your screen.
Top tip: Once you’re in the lobby, head straight up the stairs and to the first floor for a look at some of van Gogh’s most famous works.
11. The National Gallery of Art (London)
Renaissance pieces from Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany, and artworks by Titian, Veronese, and Holbein – London’s National Gallery is a feast for the eyes. And thanks to Google & Culture, it’s a feast you can enjoy without braving the outdoors.
So skip the latest episode of the 10th season of whatever it is you’ve been binge watching lately, and explore this 3D virtual tour of the National Gallery instead. Whoever said you need to leave your home to indulge in a cultural experience?
12. NASA (Greenbelt)
To bring you 360° tours of the Hubble Space Telescope Center, NASA partnered with YouTube. And aren’t you happy they did?
Whether you grew up with dreams of being an astronaut (or you’re still dreaming of being an astronaut), this opportunity to glimpse how NASA does things is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Enjoy inside views of the Mission Operations Room and the Operations Support Room, and see exhibits of hardware that’s actually been in space.
13. Vatican Museums (Rome)
The Vatican Museums are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world – and therefore one of the busiest, too. Skip the crowds, but keep the experience of seeing some of the greatest and oldest sculptures and artworks in the world with these 360° virtual tours of the Vatican museums. And yes, one of those tours is of the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s famous ceiling.
Top tip: Conquering the Vatican Museums, online or on foot, is no easy feat. Make things a little easier on yourself with this guide.
14. Dalí Theatre-Museum (Figueres)
Good news: you don’t need to trek all the way to Salvador Dalí’s home town of Figueres in Catalonia to learn about this famed artist and his outlandish artworks. As you’ve probably already guessed, the Dalí Theatre-Museum also offers 3D virtual tours of its premises – but not of everything, so this is one you’ll need to keep on your physical bucket list as well.
15. National Women’s History Museum (Alexandria)
A different take on the traditional walk-through virtual tour, the National Women’s History Museum has opted for a more interactive and subject-specific approach. Click through a range of online exhibits spotlighting women athletes, women at NASA, women in sport and women in politics.
Each exhibition is the ideal combination of informational and inspiring. And with nearly 30 online exhibitions to enjoy, you’re sure to find something you like or to spend the entire afternoon learning about women and their role in American history.
16. Museum of Natural Science (Houston)
From dinosaurs to ancient Egypt to the animal kingdom, Houston’s Museum of Natural Science is kitted out with eye-popping exhibitions and wow-worthy facts about the world we live in. The 3D virtual tour of the museum created by Google Arts & Culture is a great one for kids and adults alike to click around in.
Top tip: There’s a lot of information to glean from this museum’s online exhibits. Make sure you click through those too, once you’ve finished your virtual tour of course.
17. Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art (Lisbon)
Anyone interested in ethnology (a branch of anthropology that studies cultures and the relationships that people have with their respective cultures) will be enthralled by Lisbon’s Museum of Ethnology and Museum of Popular Art. With 40,000 objects that represent more than 380 cultures across 80 countries and 4 continents, the museum is an ethnographic gold mine. You can explore it online with this 3D virtual tour.
18. MoMA (New York)
This list wouldn’t be complete without something for the modern art lovers among us. And thanks once again to Google Arts & Culture, you can browse part of MoMA’s enviable collection with just the touch of a button. Peer at some of the collection’s most famous artworks and get acquainted with Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s work. Unfortunately, there isn’t a walk-through tour included in this package but, hey, you’ve gotta save something for your real-life visit!
Top tip for when you do manage that real-life visit: With six floors, a visit to MoMA can be rather intimidating. How about an insider’s guide to help you navigate this colossal museum?
19. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid)
Featuring artworks from the 13th century to the 20th century, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is a top stop for Madrid visitors. But with a Google Arts & Culture virtual tour on offer, you needn’t go to Madrid to see some of the collection. Whether your Madrid itinerary was just too packed to visit this museum or you’re stuck at home, a browse through this Museum’s collection and a virtual stroll through its corridors is a veritable treat.
20. The National Museum of Computing (London)
Thanks to modern technology, we have the ability to visit amazing places without actually having to go there. For those of you thinking, ‘What sorcery is this?’, a (virtual) visit to The National Museum of Computing might be in order. See the world’s oldest working computer and a host of other interesting artifacts. This virtual tour doesn’t give you access to the entire museum, but with two rooms worth of exhibits to explore you’ll be well occupied.
21. George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon)
Ever wondered about the origins of the United States’ first president? Whether you have or you haven’t, this incredible virtual tour offers a unique view into George Washington’s life and his famous home, the plantation Mount Vernon. Click your way through the rooms of his impressive estate and learn a little more about the man himself while you’re there.
22. Casa Batlló (Barcelona)
Gaudí fans will be pleased to see that they can virtually tour the infamous Casa Batlló. First built in 1877 by Emilio Sala Cortés, Casa Batlló was saved from being demolished and redesigned by Gaudí in 1904. The magnificent facade and stunning interior are a favourite among tourists in Barcelona. See for yourself!
23. American Museum of Natural History (New York City)
If you’ve watched Night at the Museum and have been itching for a closer look at massive dino skeletons and famous historical characters since, a virtual tour of New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is perfect for you. Visit the museum through their YouTube channel or through a Google Arts & Culture Tour. The Museum is also sharing recorded tours of its collection through Facebook Live on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
24. Royal Ontario Museum (Ontario)
Missing the sea? Virtually tour the Royal Ontario Museum’s Canada’s Oceans and YOU Exhibit as well as a bunch of other ocean-themed exhibits.
25. La Boverie (Liège)
Enjoy a virtual visit to this museum’s hyperrealism sculpture exhibit. There are 44 hyperrealist sculptures by leading artists on display and you can see all of them with a 3D virtual tour.
26. Bastogne War Museum (Bastogne)
27. Explore Tallinn Old Town (Tallinn)
Trip to Tallinn cancelled? Grab a virtual reality headset and download Tallinn City’s Old Town virtual walking tour.
28. The Acropolis (Athens)
29. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum (Dublin)
30. House of Waterford Visitor Centre (Waterford)
Interested in knowing how crystals are made, get a first-hand (virtual) peek at the process with a tour of the House of Waterford Visitors Centre tour.
31. Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Museum and Rose Garden (California)
Wish you could explore the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Museum and the Library’s Rose Garden? Until you can visit in person, you can enjoy virtual tours of the Museum and Library and the Rose Garden. Happy (virtual) visiting!
32. Frost Science Museum (Miami)
Get your science fix from your couch with Frost Science@Home. You can explore the Miami museum digitally thanks to this virtual video tour.
Tiqets Awakening Weeks virtual museum tours
From August to October, Tiqets teamed up with museums and attractions across the globe to offer virtual tours and experiences to people in their own homes as part of the Awakening Weeks campaign.
33. City Cruises (London)
Go on a sightseeing tour with a difference on this virtual Thames river cruise. Hosted by City Cruises Operations Director Matthew Beckwith, the City Cruises tour includes little known anecdotes of Royalty welcomed aboard, alongside some breathtaking views of some of London’s most famous sights.
34. Iconic London attractions with Merlin (London)
Ready for a whirlwind tour of some of London’s top attractions? Experience the magic of London with 5 iconic attractions in the city of dreams in this virtual tour! Be a part of London’s skyline at the last minute with the London Eye, get up close and personal with some famous faces at Madame Tussauds London, dive into SEA LIFE London Aquarium, journey through London’s darkest history at The London Dungeon, and end off by meeting Shrek at Shrek’s Adventure!
35. London’s Scandalous History with Imagine Experiences (London)
An explosive, scandalous virtual tour of London that promises satisfaction and safety at every turn. Join Mel Adams, Lucy Adey-Compton, Andy Jackson and Carol Crook for a trip back in time. Hold on to your breeches and powder your wigs – this is an experience to get your pulse racing.
36. The Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall (London)
Ever visited the Old Royal Naval College and wondered what the scenes in the Painted Hall are really about? Learn the stories of the characters and symbolism on the ceiling and the walls of the Painted Hall in this virtual tour of the Old Royal Naval College.
37. Palace of Holyroodhouse (Edinburgh)
From stories of its epic past, like when it was home to Mary Queen of Scots, to its present-day status as a favorite British royal residence, explore the Palace of Holyroodhouse in this virtual tour. Join the Palace’s Senior Curator and Learning Curator as they explore the home of Scottish royal history.
38. The Scotch Whisky Experience (Edinburgh)
From how it’s made to how to drink it, learn more about this 500-year-old Scottish beverage in a virtual tour of Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience. Discover the hidden gems of the world’s largest Scotch whisky collection as host Julie Trevisan-Hunter shares stories of Scotland’s single malts, distilleries and drams with themes of reawakening at the Scotch Whisky Experience.
39. Cocktail making at the top of The Shard (London)
The View from The Shard is the highest viewing platform in London and offers the greatest views of the city. Join The View From The Shard to enjoy the stunning vista while learning to mix cocktails from the talented bar team in this virtual experience at The Shard.
40. Château de Versailles (Versailles)
41. The Pantheón (Paris)
Find out more about the temple of the French Nation, which houses the tombs of more than 70 illustrious figures including Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Alexandre Dumas, and Pierre and Marie Curie in this virtual tour of the Pantheón.
42. Centre Pompidou (Paris)
43. Musée d’Orsay (Paris)
Take a virtual tour of the Musée d’Orsay’s impressive impressionist collection! From Manet to Monet, Renoir to van Gogh, let curator Anette Robinson talk you through some of the world’s most famous impressionist painters and explain how their art impacted the art world forever.
44. Les Caves du Louvre (Paris)
45. Avignon and Palais des Papes (Avignon)
Take a whirlwind virtual visit to the stunning UNESCO Heritage Site that is Avignon and Palais des Papes. From the Saint Bénezet Bridge (the famous Pont d’Avignon), the Ramparts, and the Petit Palais to the cathedral and the impressive walls of the Popes’ Palace, this virtual tour includes all the highlights.
46. Caen Memorial & Museum (Caen)
WWII fans, here’s your chance to find out all you ever wanted to know about the D-Day landings and WWII with the Caen Memorial & Museum. From the origins of WWII to the end of the Cold War, this virtual tour of Caen Memorial & Museum takes you through the some of the terrible history of the twentieth century.
47. Cité de l’espace (Paris)
Whether you’re young or old, simply curious or already an enthusiast, a virtual visit to Cité de l’espace is an out of this world experience! See real spacecraft, learn about great technologic feats, discover amazing worlds, and admire treasures from elsewhere at this space-themed museum.
48. Casa Vicens (Barcelona)
49. La Pedrera (Barcelona)
50. Palau de la Música (Barcelona)
Ever been to Palau de la Música? Take a virtual tour of this modernist music temple and while you’re at it, enjoy stunning views of the skyline of the city of Barcelona! Expect an explosion of light, colours and forms in this virtual experience.
51. Palace of Gaudi (Astorga)
Take a journey through history when you come on this virtual tour of the Palace of Gaudi. Built in 1886 for Bishop Juan Bautista Grau by Antonio Gaudí, this fairytale building is a stunning example of Gaudi’s whimsical design style.
52. Oceanogràfic (Valencia)
Take a virtual submarine journey through the oceans of the world with Oceanogràfic. Let Oceanogràfic’s animal keepers show you the beauty of the marine world through a virtual tour where you’ll meet turtles, sharks and beluga whales, and learn the importance of taking care of and loving our seas.
53. Mount Teide (Teide)
Take a virtual journey up the famous Mount Teide in this tour. Enjoy a scenic cable-car ride up to the top of Mount Teide followed by a guided tour of the famous volcano’s slopes and emblematic trails.
54. Tarantos (Barcelona)
Tarantos is bringing their Flamenco show to you in this virtual Flamenco show! Experience the passion and fiery nature of Flamenco dancing wherever you are with the oldest tablao flamenco in Barcelona, Tarantos.
55. Royal Delft (Delft)
56. Canal Cruise (Amsterdam)
Join a virtual canal cruise that will give you a unique view of the UNESCO World Heritage canal district in Amsterdam: charming merchants’ houses, the iconic Skinny Bridge, majestic facades and much more. This Amsterdam canal cruise is one for the books – and screens!
57. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! (Amsterdam)
Shrunken heads, optical illusions, a space tunnel and virtual reality?! Enter a weird and wonderful world in the heart of Amsterdam with this Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Amsterdam virtual tour.
58. BODY WORLDS (Amsterdam)
Virtually experience the Happiness Project exhibition at BODY WORLDS! The exhibition features more than 200 anatomical specimens of real human bodies and helps us understand how happiness affects our health.
59. Tour de BonTon (Amsterdam)
Curious about Amsterdam’s infamous sex industry? Go on a behind the scenes tour of the most famous high-end strip and sex-club in Amsterdam with a former sex worker who will give you real insights into prostitution and sex work in Amsterdam while showing you the BonTon Club.
60. Johan Cruijff ArenA (Amsterdam)
61. Moco Museum (Amsterdam)
Discover the Moco Museum’s most iconic artworks – online! Experience the likes of Banksy, Emin, Haring, Hirst, Kusama, Rothko, Warhol & more in this virtual tour of the Moco Museum.
62. AC Milan (Milan)
Join former AC Milan player Daniele Massaro for a virtual tour through Rossoneri history at AC Milan and watch an exclusive interview with the former soccer star.
63. Aquarium of Genoa (Genoa)
64. Gardaland (Rome)
65. Trevi Fountain Underground (Rome)
66. Venice City Tours (Venice)
Enjoy a peaceful virtual gondola ride on the canals of the iconic and beautiful city of Venice. Coast along the Grand Canal, and enjoy listening to stories and legends about the marvellous palaces that once belonged to ancient nobles.
67. Stadio di Domiziano (Rome)
Explore the remains of the first and only example of a masonry stadium known to date in Rome in this virtual tour of the ruins of the Stadium of Domitian.
68. Florida Aquarium (Florida)
69. Empire State Building (New York City)
Visit the world’s most famous building from anywhere in the world in this virtual tour with Observatory President Jean-Yves Ghazi.
70. 9/11 Memorial & Museum (New York City)
71. Fotografiska (New York City)
Get a virtual sneak preview of Fotografiska’s latest photo exhibition: Cooper & Gorfer: Between These Folded Walls, Utopia. Fotografiska has a new exhibition every few months, so don’t miss your preview of this one!
72. Museum of Ice Cream (San Francisco)
73. Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco)
Go beneath the waves on an interactive virtual tour of Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. With over 20,000 animals under their care, Aquarium of the Bay plays host to a beautiful pocket of marine life.
Tiqets Culture Festival virtual tours
74. New York Botanical Garden (New York City)
Ever wanted to visited NYBG? Take a virtual walk through The New York Botanical Garden’s spectacular spring highlights with Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, Todd Forrest.
75. Gatorland (Florida)
Get ready to visit the gators at Gatorland – virtually at least! Meet some of Gatorland’s alligators, like Turnpike, a wild alligator caught by a trapper and brought to the reserve, and a baby alligator, in this online tour!
76. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid)
If the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza is on your list of must-sees, you’re in luck. You can see it today. Virtually stroll through the rooms of the Thyssen Museum Collection, contemplate the landscape through art and discover some inspiring ways to approach nature through painting.
77. Duomo di Milano (Milan)
78. Windsor Castle (Windsor)
79. Casa Batlló (Barcelona)
Virtually explore one of the greatest landmarks of architecture of all time when you take a virtual walk through this famous Gaudí creation, Casa Batllo, and enjoy a few behind-the-scenes spots that are not usually open to visitors!
80. Louvre Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)
In this virtual tour of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s, you’ll get to see their latest exhibition, which explores stories of war, loss, comradery and courtly love, and gives a peek into the ancient roots of knighthood and the chivalric codes that developed around the world.
81.The Met (New York City)
82. Strawberry Field (Liverpool)
Go behind the iconic red gates of Strawberry Field in Liverpool and listen to Julia Baird talk about her iconic brother’s childhood and the impact that Strawberry Field had on him in this virtual tour of Strawberry Field.
83. The ABBA Museum (Stockholm)
Tiqets Festival of Fright virtual experiences
84. Madame Tussauds (Berlin)
85. Warwick Castle (Warwick)
86. Dracula’s Castle (Bran)
Virtual museum tours in Rome (that you’ll need Flashplayer to enjoy)
87. Capitoline Museums
Take a virtual wander around Rome’s Capitoline Museums, a collection of art and archaeology museums on Capitoline Hill.
88. Trajan’s Market
Experience Rome’s ruins with a virtual tour around Trajan’s Market.
89. Museum of the Ara Pacis
Experience the ancient monument of the Ara Pacis of Augustus with this virtual tour.
90. Napoleonic Museum
Interested in learning more about Napoleon? This virtual museum tour is just up your alley!
91. Villa Torlonia
A virtual tour of this stunning historical villa and its equally gorgeous gardens is just what you need to fight your cabin fever and pretend you’re in Italy.
Tiqets Save the Date virtual experiences
92. Parques de Sintra
Virtually stroll through the corridors of Europe’s most romantic palace and discover the two, epic love stories behind the iconic castle or check out this virtual 360° tour of the National Palace of Sintra!
93. Venice City Tours Gondola Ride
Grab your bottle of bubbly, get comfortable and take a virtual journey along Venice’s grand canal with a gondolier who’ll share some of the city’s most famous love stories.
94. Aquarium of the Pacific
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific’s penguin keepers during a feeding session and learn all about these amazing birds that form life-long pairs in this virtual tour.
95. One World Observatory
In this virtual tour, discover New York City’s lesser known soft side with the historical love stories that have shaped the city.
Next-level virtual museum tours: VR tours
In addition to virtual tours that allow you to click through museums on your phone or desktop, there are virtual tours that involve Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, which offer a completely immersive experience.
VR tools are often used in museums to complement current exhibitions by providing context or offer an in-depth look into a subject. One of the best examples of this is the Louvre’s ‘Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass’. This VR experience gave visitors a more personal Mona Lisa encounter by letting them examine the painting without the crowds in a virtual space that also allowed them to be much closer to the painting – so close that you could see the texture of the panel the Mona Lisa is painted on. (For those of you who are on th edge of your seat, you can download this VR experience via VIVEPORT.)
If you’re really into the idea, a VR headset is a worthwhile investment. Not all virtual museum tours require a VR headset, but some museums’ tours are compatible with them. Keep in mind that you’ll also need a Web VR enabled internet browser to explore this option.
Getting your own VR headset and making sure you’re using a Web VR enabled browser does sound kinda techy, but virtually wandering through the National Museum of Natural History and seeing a life-size elephant in your living room might just be worth it.
Still planning on heading outdoors for your next cultural experience?
If you’re still keen to get out of the house to experience culture, you can keep your plans flexible in case the situation changes. Book on Tiqets and select the cancellation option to cancel for free up to 24 hours before your visit.