Europe's Best Virtual Museums To Explore

Afternoon on the Acropolis in Athens | Jaclyn Lofts
Afternoon on the Acropolis in Athens | Jaclyn Lofts

Europe's Best Virtual Museums to Explore

Discover the treasures of Europe with these free online museum tours

The next best thing to exploring a museum in the real world is to viewing it virtually! These top European museums allow anybody to access their precious contents for free online.
Afternoon on the Acropolis in Athens |  <i>Jaclyn Lofts</i>

Acropolis Virtual Tour

Marvel at the ancient monuments of the Greeks on these beautiful virtual tours. It explores all the historic relics of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the National Gallery, the Museum of Cycladic Art, and more.
The famous cathedral in Santiago |  <i>Erin Williams</i>

Virtual Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Explore the historic Cathedral of Santiago in this online tour. This Cathedral is famous for being the endpoint of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, meaning some people have walked 800km (or further!) to arrive. In this virtual exhibit, you can browse the cathedral's grounds from various viewpoints, see inside the holy walls and read information about the various features.
Cycling along the Thames Path in London with Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the background |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

British Museum Virtual Tour

See amazing artefacts from the United Kingdom and around the world with the exquisite British Museum Virtual Tour. This tour is co-produced by Google so you know that their interactive timelines are going to be the best in the business.
Night skies over the Eiffel Tower |  <i>Louise Huxtable</i>

Musee d'Orsay

Get your fix of fine art from your lounge room with Paris' Musee d'Orsay virtual gallery. With digital paintings from Van Gogh, impressionist works from Manet and modern art from Bach, there's plenty of high culture on show.
The famous canals of Amsterdam |  <i>Nick Kostos</i>

Rijksmuseum Google Tour

Google Street View actually takes you into the crisp halls of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum so you can pretend you're strolling the different floors. Take in the works of Vermeer, baroque painting and collections from Asia all without leaving your computer screen.
The Duomo in Florence

Uffizi Gallery Virtual Tour

While it's a thousand times more preferable to be walking the cobbled streets of Florence with a gelato in hand before entering the doors of the Uffizi Gallery, the virtual tour will have to do in the meantime. Enter this famous museum to see artwork by Botticelli, Raphael, and plenty more.
Family at Abba Museum in Stockholm |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

Lots More Online Museums

Want to view more historic galleries and collections from museums around the world? Google's Arts and Culture site has enough online content to keep you busy for any length of quarantine. Take a look at their exhaustive list of works here. Note that unfortunately the Abba Museum is not on there (yet!), you'll still have to travel to Sweden for that one.
Have you been to any of these museums in reality? What exhibits were your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below!
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