With London museums and galleries currently closed, we have been looking for our dose of culture virtually. Thankfully, our favourite London museums and galleries were prepared and created virtual versions of their beautiful and inspiring rooms, so we can visit from our sofas. Here are some of our recommendations whilst you’re stuck at home:
The British Museum
Our favourite neighbour, just across the road from Bedford Square, has made itself the largest indoor space on Google Street View – with more than 60 galleries available to view from home.
The National Gallery
The National Gallery is offering lots of different ways to view each wing, from Google Street View to their very own virtual tour, offering access to hundreds of paintings. Have a look here.
The Courtauld Institute
Their virtual tour uses a new 3D photographic technique to show The Courtauld Gallery in exceptional close-up quality. You can view seven rooms in multiple views to satisfy your curiosity! Have a look here.
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is on Google Street View too. Although, I would recommend that you’ll either need to be an expert virtual navigator or have a lot of patience to learn – this one’s a little tricky… but still worth it to see everyone’s favourite suspended blue whale from home! Check it out here.
The Royal Academy of Arts
The RA’s ‘Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined‘ virtual tour is really amazing, as it leads you through the different halls with an accompanying text explanation as you move. This one is my favourite and well worth every minute spent.