Virtual Tours: Incredible Places You Can Visit Without Leaving Home
New Delhi: Traveling is not an option during the COVID-19 pandemic, technology is allowing you to visit almost any place on the planet in the blink of an eye. Here are some best virtual tours around the world you can experience without leaving home.
The Louvre Museum, Paris
An attraction visited by millions of tourists in person every year, the Louvre Museum has also created a selection of virtual tours based on its permanent collections. Explore Egyptian antiquities, the Remains of the Louvre’s Moat, and the decorative arts of the Galerie d’Apollon.
The tour is easy to navigate, with an expandable minimap that lets you highlight exhibits to view with just a couple of clicks. You can also find out more about each room in The Louvre, with detailed descriptions that will probably make the room you’re actually sitting in feel frightfully dull in comparison.
The National Museum of Computing, Milton Keynes, UK
The National Museum of Computing contains the world’s largest collection of working historic computers. That means one of them probably runs Microsoft Vista and is still working…
The museum features a fantastic, intuitive, virtual 3D tour. You can zoom in on each exhibit’s details, and find out more about every aspect of computing history, such as the world’s oldest working digital computer.
Georgia Aquarium, Georgia, USA
Nothing beats the beauty of nature, so it’s good to know you can still get your daily dose of “aww” from the safety of your sofa. The Georgia Aquarium has over 50 species ranging from sea lions to underwater puffins, with many available to view via webcam. There’s also a daily and weekly live stream that’s aimed at piquing children’s interest in animals, and a great at-home educational tool if you want to entertain the little ones.
The British Museum, London
Home to a remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history and culture, The British Museum has nearly 50 online exhibits to view. From Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo to exploring the history of LGBTQ, there’s plenty of informative content to delve into.