The National Women’s History Museum: The mission statement of the National Women’s History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, is to educate, inspire, empower, and shape the future “by integrating women’s distinctive history and culture in the United States.” Part of that mission is delivered through well-curated online exhibits and oral histories.
National Museum of African History and Culture: visit the museum online. Access their Curator Chats series to learn more about individual exhibits.
Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq: Visit this 14th century religious complex in Cairo, Egypt.
Anne of Cleves House: Visit this 16th Century timber-framed house in East Sussex, England.
Tehran Golestan Palace: Visit Tehran’s oldest historic monument. The palace is a masterpiece, with beautiful gardens and a collection of Iranian crafts and European presents from 18th and 19th century.
The Castle in Love With the Wind: Visit this 20th century, fairytale, faux-medieval palace in Bulgaria.
City Palace, Jaipur: Visit this stunning palace museum. It is a unique and special complex of several courtyards, buildings, pavilions, gardens, and temples.
Sydney Opera House: This 360° tour features soprano Nicole Car and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The British Museum: This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. You can also find hundreds of artifacts on the museum’s virtual tour.
The Vatican Museums: The Vatican Museums feature an extensive collection of important art and classical sculptures curated by the Popes over many centuries. You can take a virtual tour of the museum grounds and iconic exhibits, including Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
Palace of Versailles: Listed for the past 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles constitutes one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century.
National Museum of the United States Air Force: Centered on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, it houses a wide array of military weapons and aircraft, including the presidential airplanes of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon. The museum also offers free virtual tours of its entire grounds, letting you glimpse objects like decommissioned aircraft from World War II, Vietnam, and the Korean War.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin: The tour includes immersive views inside Wright’s studio, home, school and several locations on the estate grounds, located in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
The Bubble House: Interested in architecture? Take a tour of this unique Australian home.
NASA: NASA offers free virtual tours of the Langley Research Center in Virginia, as well as of Ohio’s Glenn Research Center. The Space Center Houston also has an app that provides virtual tours, augmented reality experiences, and videos and audio stories about space exploration.
Pergamon Museum, Berlin: This historical museum is home to plenty of ancient artifacts including the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and, of course, the Pergamon Altar.
MASP, São Paulo: The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Take a virtual tour to experience the wondrous display for yourself.
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