• Ashley Locke

10 Museums From Around the World Offering Free Virtual Tours

When quarantine first began, it wasn't easy, but we knew it had to be done. We still feel that way, but we're going more and more stir-crazy as the days go on.


As much as we want to be out exploring the world in person, we know we need to find ways to do that indoors. This has caused us to get creative. From bringing the outdoors inside to booking virtual vacations, we've discovered a variety of ways to experience everything this planet has to offer from the comfort of our own homes.


One of those ways is virtually touring museums. Plenty of museums from around the world offer free tours through their website or social media, so you don't have to miss out on all their fascinating exhibits.


Scroll below to discover some we've been enjoying!


1. The Museum of Modern Art


Based in New York City and more commonly known as the MoMA, this museum offers #MoMAVirtualViews every Thursday on their Instagram. Be sure to follow them if you aren't already!

2. Musée d'Orsay


This Parisian museum is home to plenty of French paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography from 1848 to 1914. Unless you speak French, you will need to translate what is said on their website and social media to understand what's being said, or you can simply enjoy the art for what it is.

3. The Art Institute of Chicago


The Art Institute of Chicago loves to boast they are the No. 1 museum in the downtown area and they're pretty accurate in saying so, as it's loved by many for its history. They offer a ton of virtual resources waiting for you to explore here!

4. La Galleria Nazionale


Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, there is so much to see at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome. Until you can visit in person, their online exhibits will bring you great joy.

5. Tate


Tate is more than a museum. It is actually a family of four art galleries known as known as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives. Featuring over 78,000 artworks from 4,000 different artists, there is plenty to dive into on their website.

6. British Museum


The British Museum in London boasts over eight million pieces of art, including the Rosetta Stone. They currently offer 11 ways to explore all they have to offer, so check that out here.

7. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum


If you're a big fan of Georgia O'Keeffe and her stunning work, you'll appreciate this museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico that's dedicated to the artist. Their virtual exhibits will make you feel as if you're enjoying the artwork in person.

8. Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Met in New York City is a household name for many reasons, so why not pay it a virtual visit during quarantine? There's no space you can't explore.

9. National Women’s History Museum


Women's history is all too often overlooked or forgotten, so this museum is here to change all that. Give yourself the history lesson your education didn't on the female pioneers of our time.

10. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


If you really want to experience your own night at the museum (see what we did there?), paying a virtual visit to the Smithsonian is calling your name. Apart from exploring the museum, there are tons of webinars activities available on the museum's website to enjoy.


Museums aren't the only things you can virtually visit; enjoy THESE gorgeous beaches from the privacy of your own home!

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