Virtual Days Out

As we are spending more time at home at the moment and it is harder to get out and about, we have put together some links to some great virtual adventures.

Visiting a museum, gallery or exhibition is a great way to get children excited about art, history and culture.

Although many of the world’s most iconic landmarks are closed, a number of them have crafted an interactive, virtual version for people to explore online.

UK Attractions and Landmarks

Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace – The Queen’s residence. Explore the magnificent building via virtual tours. The first tour will take you to the Grand Staircase with further tours of the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room.

The Roman Baths – Bath’s most famous attraction offers a virtual ‘walkthrough’ of the iconic Roman baths and architecture. Explore the Great Bath, heated rooms and plunge pools and the terrace, or learn more about the fascinating history with a virtual tour of some of the museum exhibitions.

Giant's Causeway Giant’s Causeway – The National Trust offers a 360 degree panoramic virtual tour of the spectacular landmark in Northern Ireland.

London Zoo – bringing the zoo to you. Regularly updated so there’s always something new to enjoy. Discover London’s virtual zoo today!

  • Webcams and live streams
  • Animal antics
  • Zookeeper videos
  • Behind-the-scenes updates

Museums and Galleries

National Gallery

The National Gallery in London – Tour the rooms and wings, and zoom in on the artwork to see some of the highlights (and no need to face the crowds of visitors which usually flock here).

The British Museum – The museum teamed up with Google Earth for the tour. It’s worth noting that it doesn’t offer a walkthrough experience, but it’s a great way of getting a taste of what will be on offer the day you can go and check it out in real life.

The Postal Museum London – explore the Mail Rail tunnels that run deep beneath the streets of London

Van Gogh.jpg To view Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well.

Famous Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites

The Pyramids Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.