Museums across Europe open their virtual doors during Coronavirus shutdown

Coronavirus outbreak has shut down public life across the world and locked millions of people inside their homes. And although we have fully embraced our personal responsibility to stay home, we also found ourselves searching for new ways of entertainment. If you’re running out of ideas to fill your time, we bring you a way to continue exploring from the comfort of your couch. Take a look at our list of virtual tours of museums across Europe.

• Louvre, Paris, France
Take a private tour of the most visited museum in the world, Parisian LouvreOnline visitors can choose among three virtual tours: Egyptian Antiquities collection, Remains of the Louvre’s Moat and Galerie d’Apollon.

• British Museum, London, United Kingdom
The museum has one of the largest collections in the world, dedicated to human history, art and culture. Take an opportunity to explore the museum and some of the great works of art in virtual interactive gallery.

British Museum, London, United Kingdom | © Unsplash/symvol

• Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam, the museum contains the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. Take a virtual guided tour of this famous Dutch museum.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands | © Unsplash/jeancarloemer

• Vatican museums, Vatican City, Italy
If you’re interested in Renaissance art and Roman sculptures, step into a virtual exhibition of some of the most important masterpieces in the world, displayed in Vatican museums.

Vatican Museums, Italy | © Unsplash/cristina_gottardi

• State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The second-largest art museum in the world has a collection of over three million items.To discover this impressive collection, follow this one-take video journey.

Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia | © Unsplash/Abryzgalov

• Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, Spain
Thyssen Museum is a part of Madrid’s “Golden Triangle of Art”, alongside Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries. Check out a part of the collection that once used to be the second largest private collection in the world with over 1,600 paintings: Rembrandt’s works and  “Balenciaga and Spanish paintings” collection.

• Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
On the Left Bank of the Seine you will find Musée d’Orsay. Formerly a railway station, today a home of the largest collection of impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world – now available online.

Orsay Museum Watch, Paris, France | © Unsplash/matfelipe

• Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Anne Frank House is a museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. Discover the Secret Annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years and where she wrote her diary.

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