Since international travel doesn’t look promising for quite awhile, why not visit the magnificent British Museum virtually? Brew yourself a cup of tea and take a fascinating tour from the comfort of your home.
Since international travel doesn’t look promising for quite awhile, why not visit the magnificent BritishMuseum virtually? Brew yourself a “cuppa” (cup of tea) and take a fascinating tour from the comfort of your home.
Founded in 1753 The British Museum opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world. Over the next 260 years, the museum’s wide-ranging collections have grown to about eight million objects covering two million years of human history.
The Museum is currently closed but there are several ways to explore and enjoy the museum online. Google Street View allows you to visit more than 60 galleries online. See highlights like the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery or discover gems like the beautiful textiles in the Sainsbury African Galleries.
The Museum’s website also offers virtual galleries where you can explore Old Master such as Michelangelo or see new and exciting contemporary pieces. Dive into the incredible Oceania collection and uncover a vast array of objects from Australia, New Guinea and the many islands dotted across the South Pacific Ocean
Want some company on your tour? You can download the British Museum Podcast and join presenters Sushma Jansari and Hugo Chapman as they take you on a journey behind the scenes, meeting scientists, curators and artists along the way.