Great Museums To (Virtually) Explore When You’re Stuck At Home

  • by XpatAthens
  • Monday, 16 March 2020
Great Museums To (Virtually) Explore When You’re Stuck At Home
Due to recent events, people around the world are spending more time inside their homes, so the need for a digital portal to the cultural world is more vital than ever. Did you ever imagine that you could explore some of the world's most astounding Museums from the comfort of your own home?
In fact, more and more museums are offering virtual tours and putting their collections online. Here are a few of our favorite virtual tours and exhibits and how to access them:

1. National Archaeological Museum of Athens

The National Archaeological Museum is the largest in Greece and one of the most important in the world. While it was initially designed to house findings from all the 19th-century excavations, it gradually took the form of the country's primary National Archaeological Museum. The Museum includes more than 11,000 exhibits, which offer visitors a panorama of ancient Greek culture from the beginning of prehistory to late antiquity.

Discover the collections of the National Archaeological Museum Here.

2. The Louvre Museum, Paris

The Louvre Museum in Paris is one of the most notable art Museums in the world; housing 35.000 works of Art in an exhibition area of 60.600 square meters. The museum's collection is divided into 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities, Near Eastern Antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Sculpture, Decorative Arts, Paintings, Prints and Drawings.

Click Here to visit the Louvre's exhibition rooms and galleries, online.
The Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan exhibits one of the most significant Italian art collections. The gallery is housed in the Brera Mansion along with the National Library, the Brera Observatory, the Botanical Garden, the Lombard Institute of Science and Literature, and the Academy of Fine Arts.
To explore the Brera collection online, click Here.
4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases over 5,000 years of art from all over the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Since its foundation in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects, but a place where art comes alive, revealing new ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures.
To experience the museum's collection online, click Here.

5. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

The State Hermitage Museum is home to a collection of more than 3.000.000 artifacts. Founded in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great, the museum is a beacon of culture and a treasury of significant works by artists like Renoir, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, Matisse, Kandinsky, and Picasso. Furthermore, the museum houses an extensive collection of jewelry and ancient artifacts from Greece, Rome, and Egypt.
Take a well designed virtual tour of this stunning museum Here.

6. The British Museum, London

The British Museum was founded in 1753 and first opened its doors in 1759. Since then, the museum has been driven by an insatiable curiosity for the world and a deep belief in objects as reliable witnesses and documents of human history. Take a tour of the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.

Find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour Here.