Visit 10 of the most famous museums in the world from your home
Hello dears! How are you? It is possible that a few months ago we did not imagine the possibility of visiting museums from home, have we? So here are my favorites!
By Andrea Ochoa / Photos: Pinterest
One of the things I enjoy the most is visiting museums on weekends, however, we know that we will keep home for a while until we go out again and continue with normal life.
Therefore, I started to investigate some of the most famous museums in the world with virtual tours to visit them from home, either on their website or through Google Arts & Culture. Check the list!
Which one is your favorite? 🙂
1. The Blue House of Frida Kahlo (CDMX)
Visit the house where one of the most recognized Mexican artists in the world lived: Frida Kahlo. Located in Coyoacán, this house houses famous paintings such as Viva la Vida, Frida and the cesarean section, and Portrait of my father Wilhem Kahlo.
Virtual Tour: https://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/es/el-museo/multimedia/#regresar
2. Louvre Museum (Paris)
Tour the largest museum in the world and one of the most visited, not only for the famous work of Da Vinci, La Gioconda or Mona Lisa, but for its large collection of fine arts, archeology and decorative arts.
Virtual Tour: https://www.youvisit.com/tour/louvremuseum
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
Located in Manhattan, it is one of the most famous museums for its art and fashion collections. Visit the exhibitions of painters like Van Gogh, or fashion designers like Comme Des Garcons, Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, among others.
Virtual Tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-metropolitan-museum-of-art?hl=en
4. Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam)
This museum dedicated to the life and work of the impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh, houses some of his most famous works made at different stages of his life.
Virtual Tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en
5. British Museum (London)
One of the most visited museums in the world, it houses more than 8 million pieces of archeology, ethnology and history of the cultures of the eight continents. The Egyptian culture and some pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico stand out.
Virtual Tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum
6. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao)
This contemporary art museum designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry in Bilbao, Spain, is a true work of art. Check out the mini documentary “Folding Gravity” with photographer Trashand and runner Tonnoir.
Virtual Tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/guggenheim-bilbao
7. Menna’s Tomb in the Theban Necropolis (Egypt)
Although it is not a museum as such, this archaeological zone opened its virtual tour because of the quarantine and is a real gem. Menna’s tomb dates from 1550-1295 BC. C., belonging to the 18th Egyptian dynasty and preserves paintings of high historical value.
Virtual Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=vLYoS66CWpk
8. Vatican Museums (The Vatican, Rome)
This set of galleries and rooms of artistic value show works from an extensive collection of the Catholic Church. Don’t miss out on seeing the Sistine Chapel.
Virtual Tour: http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html
9. Natural History Museum (London)
This museum houses a collection with more than 70 million specimens and objects belonging to various fields of natural history. Check out the exhibit “5 Pioneers of Natural History You May Not Know”.
Virtual Tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/natural-history-museum
10. Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
The most visited museum in the Netherlands is dedicated to art, crafts and history. It has the most famous collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, as well as a collection of Asian and Egyptian art. Do not miss the works of Jan Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn.
Virtual Tour: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/rijksmuseum?hl=en