10 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours While You Are Self-Quarantined

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Social distancing and putting yourself in quarantine can be tough. Once you have your supplies for the two weeks, you may find yourself craving entertainment and there can only be so much time you can spend watching Netflix and scrolling through Instagram..

Now you can get a wonderful experience of culture and education all while sitting on your couch. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums and art galleries around the world to give you a virtual tour and experience exhibits from some of the most famous places. The collection includes anywhere from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to the Guggenheim in New York City.

Here is a compiled list of our favorites plus where you can start your virtual tour!

British Museum, London

Located right in the center of London, their virtual visitors can tour the Great Court and Egyptian mummies! You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Google’s Street View feature lets visitors tour the Guggenheim and their famous spiral staircase. You'll be able to see the incredible works of art rom the Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This American art museum features two online exhibits. The first is of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 and the second is a collection of workd from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

You can virtually walk through this gallery to see many famous works from French artists between 1848 and 1914 including, Money, Gauguin and others!

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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

This is one of Korea's most popular museums. The virtual tour take you through six floors of Contemporary art.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin

This is one of Germany's largest museums. It is home to many ancient artifacts including the Pergamon Altar.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

This art gallery is one of the most underrated in Florence, Italy. It hold the art collection of one of Florence's most famous families; the de'Medicis.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

This museum holds the largest collection of artwork by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and over 750 personal letters.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The artwork in this museum goes as far back as the 8th Century where it holds a collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts and photographs.

MASP, São Paulo

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. The artwork inside is placed on clear perspex frames so it seems the artwork is hanging in midair.

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