From the Louvre to the Smithsonian, the largest museums around the globe are now as close to you as your computer screen, thanks to arrival of virtual tours designed to carry you through their corridors and exhibits – in much the same way we are now presenting homes we are selling.


Visit Virtually:

The Smithsonian

The Louvre

Uffizi Gallery

The British Museum

The Guggenheim

The Hermitage

Musee d’Orsay

Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo

For a population increasingly isolated as current events unfold, this online arena offers a welcome reprieve from confinement and the chance to glimpse cultures, civilizations and works of art that might have otherwise gone ignored.

From Manhattan and Paris to London and St Petersburg, here are 8 museums to seek out – without ever having to board a plane.