12 world-class museums that can be "visited" on the Internet

No doubt, any historical artifact or work of art is best seen firsthand. But not always and not everyone has the opportunity to travel a lot around the world. Fortunately, today, in the modern digital era, the opportunity to visit a number of famous museums of the world, from the comfort of your own home, has appeared. Our review contains some of the museums that invite virtual tours.

1. Louvre

The museum offers free online tours.

The museum offers free online tours.

The Louvre is not only one of the world's largest art museums, it is also one of the most iconic historical monuments in Paris. The museum offers free online tours, during which you can see some of the most famous and popular exhibits of the Louvre, such as Egyptian relics.

2. Solomon Guggenheim Museum

The unique architecture of the Guggenheim building.

The unique architecture of the Guggenheim building.

Although it would be worth seeing the unique architecture of the Guggenheim building,which was built under the project of Frank Lloyd Wright, you can not fly to New York to see some of the priceless exhibits of this museum. Online, you can see the work of Franz Marc, Piet Mondrian, Picasso and Jeff Koons.

3. National Gallery of Art

Here you can admire the paintings of Van Gogh and the sculptures of Angkor.

Here you can admire the paintings of Van Gogh and the sculptures of Angkor.

Founded in 1937, the National Gallery of Art is open to the public. For those who cannot come to Washington, the museum provides virtual tours through its galleries and exhibitions. For example, you can admire such masterpieces as Van Gogh paintings and sculptures from ancient Angkor. "

4. British Museum

Available expositions Textiles from Africa, Objects of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Available expositions Textiles from Africa, Objects of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The collection of the British Museum has more than eight million objects. Today, the world-famous museum from London has introduced the ability to view online some of its exhibits, for example, “Kanga: textiles from Africa” and “Objects from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum”. In collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, the British Museum offers virtual tours using Google Street View technology.

5. National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution

An online tour is organized with a 360 degree view.

An online tour is organized with a 360 degree view.

The National Museum in Washington, which is one of the most visited museums in the world, offers the opportunity to look at its beautiful treasures through a virtual online tour. The online guide welcomes viewers in the rotunda, followed by an online excursion (with a 360-degree view) through the Hall of Mammals, the Hall of Insects, the Dinosaur Zoo and the Hall of Paleobiology.

6. Metropolitan Museum

Works by Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Giotto di Bondone.

Works by Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Giotto di Bondone.

The Metropolitan is home to more than two million pieces of fine art, but it’s not necessary to go to New York to admire them. The museum has virtual tours of some of the most impressive works, including Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Giotto di Bondone. In addition, the Metropolitan is also working with the Google Cultural Institute to make even more works available for viewing.

7. Theater-Museum Dali

The artist himself is buried here.

The artist himself is buried here.

Located in the Catalan city of Figueres, the Dali Museum and Theater is entirely dedicated to the art of Salvador Dali. There you can find many exhibitions and exhibits related to each stage of Dali’s life and career. Here the artist himself is buried. The museum offers virtual tours of some of its exhibitions.

8. NASA

NASA offers tours of the space center in Houston.

NASA offers tours of the space center in Houston.

NASA offers virtual tours of its space center in Houston. As a guide, an animated robot named Audima acts.

9. Vatican Museums

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo.

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo.

The Vatican Museums, which have been curated by the popes for centuries, have an extensive collection of art and classical sculpture. You can take advantage of the opportunity to see some of the most iconic exhibits on the computer’s screen, including the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo.

10. National Museum of Women's History

Exhibition about the life of women in the United States during the Second World War.

Exhibition about the life of women in the United States during the Second World War.

The leadership of the National Museum of Women's History in Alexandria, Virginia, claims that the museum was founded,to inspire learning about the past and shaping the future "by integrating the history and culture of women's life in the United States." In the virtual tour mode], you can see the museum exhibits showing the lives of women during the Second World War and the struggle for women's rights throughout American history.

11. National Mese of the USAF

The museum offers tours of its territory.

The museum offers tours of its territory.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located at Wright-Patterson Air Base in Dayton, Ohio. Here is a huge collection of military weapons and aircraft, including presidential planes Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. The museum also offers free virtual tours of its territory, during which you can see decommissioned aircraft from the Second World War, the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

12. Google Art Project

It is possible to view works of art in high resolution and detail.

It is possible to view works of art in high resolution and detail.

To help users find and view important works of art online in high resolution and detail,Google works with more than 60 museums and galleries from around the world, archiving and documenting priceless works of art, as well as providing virtual tours to museums that use Google Street View technology.



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