If your travel plans have been thrown askew by the current situation, you’re not alone. However, these restrictions are a necessity today and are being followed by everyone. Meanwhile, you can still satiate the culture and travel bug in you with the virtual tours on offer from famous museums around the world. We found a few particularly interesting ones and have featured them below.

The Louvre

This museum is also the world’s largest museum of art, housing some of the most famous work of our history like the Mona Lisa. The official Louvre website offers four virtual tours, and even beyond that, has a large amount of resources that will help you discover the artwork in the museum from the comfort of your home.

The Louvre's design itself can feel like a work of art at times

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The world’s most popular natural history museum offers a tour of all its exhibits online, with even support for VR headsets. All you need to do is go to the website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and navigate to the ‘Visit’ tab to find ‘Virtual Tours’ under there.

The first sight to greet you on the virtual tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Vatican Museum

With exhibits like the The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and Raphael's Room, the virtual tours offered by the Vatican Museum are not ones to miss. To access them, go to the website of the museum and navigate to Home>Collections>Museums>Discover the virtual tours.

The Museum of Modern Art

If modern art piques your interest then you’ll be delighted by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibit on Sophie Taeuber-Arp, one of the most important artists of concrete art and geometric abstraction of the 20th century. Head to the MoMA page on the Google Arts and Culture website to explore it.

The Museum of Modern Art's building in New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Home to the annual Met Gala (which has been cancelled this year), the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts some of the most relevant art exhibits of our times. Be it the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcon exhibit on Art of the In-Between or Christian Dior’s The New Look, this one’s a must watch. Google Arts and Culture website’s page for the museum hosts 27 exhibits.

The Rei Kawakubo exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum

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