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Take yourself on a virtual tour

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Are you bored at home?

Then why not take yourself on a virtual holiday during self-isolation.

 

Below are listed just some of the many.

 

 

While you can’t physically leave your country due to tight restrictions ordered by the governments, you can take a tour through museums and galleries from the comfort and safety of your own home. The bonus – you don’t have to get dressed up or do your hair, just sit back and wander through the places you’ve always dreamed of visiting for free!

 

The Louvre

 

When you think of France, The Louvre no doubt springs to mind. The Parisian museum is home to some of the most famous artwork ever created, including the Mona Lisa.

Here you’ll see current exhibitions, Egyptian antiques and remains of the Louvre’s moat which was the original perimeter of the museum when it was built as a fortress by French king Phillippe Auguste. If you’re a lover of arts then it’s definitely something to add to the to-do list.

 

The Palace of Versailles 

 

A truly magnificent building the Palace of Versailles is yours to enjoy with this private virtual tour of the former home of French Royalty.

 

Buckingham Palace

 

While you’re cooped up at home self-isolating you can take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace.

On the virtual tour you can explore the grand staircase, the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room – all of which are equally beautiful and elegant.

 

Vatican museums

 

Visit the Vatican museums, including the Sistine Chapel where you will get a 360º view of Michelangelo’s masterpiece.

Meanwhile, other virtual tours will take you through Pio Clementino Museum, Chiaramonti Museum, New Wing, Raphael’s Rooms, Niccoline Chapel and the Room of the Chiaroscuri. All offer breathtaking views of the beautiful structures and artworks.

 

Anne Frank House

 

A tour of Anne Frank House the virtual reality tours you can explore the house where Anne Frank and her family lived before they escaped and went into hiding in the Secret Annex, with all rooms furnished like they were all those years ago.

 

NASA

 

Take a tour of NASA‘s headquarters. There are 10 virtual tours on offer all showing you different parts of the Glenn Research Centre’s facilities.

Here you’ll be able to see everything from flight simulations to supersonic wind tunnels. Even if you’re not a mad science fan you’re bound to find it fascinating!

 

Jocelyns' Choice

 

Others you may find of interest:

 

National Galleries

 

The National Gallery, in collaboration with Google Street View, Take an online tour, visit www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours.

 

The Royal Academy of Arts' online drawing class

 

If you want to brush up on your art skills, The Royal Academy of Arts' website has an online life drawing tutorial.

The anatomy class was originally broadcast in February 2019 and features a male model as well as a miniature horse.

To have a go at the class, visit www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/watch-life-drawing-live-anatomy-class. And have some paper and a pencil to hand!!

 

Tate Britain

 

The works on display at the Tate Britain can be explored thanks to the gallery's collaboration with Google Street View.

Visit artsandculture.google.com/partner/tate-britain

 

British Museum

 

Google Street View allows you to look inside the British Museum's vast collections. Step inside a digital version of the museum visit artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

 

Edinburgh Zoo 

 

To keep up to date with the creatures, log on to www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams and be patient!

 

Hidcote Manor Gardens

 

The Red Borders garden at Hidcote Manor Gardens, located in a Gloucestershire village, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote/features/hidcote-virtual-tours.

 

Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens

 

To explore, visit www.royalparks.org.uk/learn/learn-in-hyde-park-and-kensington-gardens/planning-your-visit/our-facilities/virtual-tour

 

Lake District National Park

 

To check them out, visit www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/webcams-videos-and-photos/webcams

 

Sissinghurst Castle

 

To see more, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden/features/sissinghurst-castle-virtual-tours

 

Anglesey Abbey

 

To start exploring, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey-gardens-and-lode-mill/features/anglesey-abbey-virtual-tours

 

A la Ronde

 

To take a look, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/a-la-ronde/features/a-la-ronde-virtual-tours

 

Palace of Holyroodhouse

 

To see the rooms, visit www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-palace-holyroodhouse

 

Royal Pavilion, Brighton

 

visit brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/.

 

 

Houses of Parliament

 

Step inside, visit www.parliament.uk/visiting/virtualtour/

 

Canterbury Cathedral

 

To start a tour, visit www.canterbury-cathedral.org/visit/information/tour/

 

Natural History Museum

 

visit artsandculture.google.com/partner/natural-history-museum

 

Stonehenge

 

To explore, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

 

RAF Museum 

 

log on to www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/things-to-see-and-do/virtual-tours.aspx

 

Giant's Causeway

 

visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway/features/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-giants-causeway and remember it comes complete with the sounds of crashing waves and birds.

 

 

Anns' choice  April 2020 

 

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