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Iconic museums from around the world you can tour online

Do you want to try something new? Why not learn history through visiting iconic museums online.

Many museums offer free online tours that will give you three-dimensional experience that’ll make you feel you’re actually walking inside the institution.

You can now learn many topics about history and culture straight from your gadget by trying these online tours.

So just stay where you are because you don’t need to leave your house to see the beauty of these museums.

Check out these amazing museums on Google Arts & Culture or visit their websites!

The Palace Museum (Beijing, China)

The Palace Museum or also known as The Forbidden City is located at the heart of Beijing.

The museum was established in 1925 and is living proof of China’s ancient history.

It was once the imperial residence of two powerful dynasties, the Ming and Qing. There are about 1.8 million pieces of imperial collections from paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, to antiquities.

Check out the grand architecture of the Forbidden City online and you can even browse  all the buildings of the Palace Museums including the Hall of Supreme Harmony and the Hall of the Mental Cultivation.

Enjoy a 360-view of the Panoramic Palace Museum here.

The British Museum  (London, England)

The British Museum has one of the largest collections in the world.

It opened in 1759 and was the first museum to publicly open in the world.

It has over eight million artifacts spanning a period of about two million years.

From the ancient Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, Assyrian lion hunt reliefs, to the Parthenon Marbles, you have the chance to see very old fascinating pieces.

The virtual tour will also give you a 360-view of thousands of objects as well as prints.

Visit the British Museum online here.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul, South Korea)

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) in South Korea offers a culturally rewarding experience to its visitors.

It was opened to the public in 2013 in Seoul that sits in the heart of the city and focuses on introducing global contemporary art.

With four branches, one in Gwacheon, Deoksugung, Seoul, and Cheongju, the museum upholds itself as an institution of Korean modern art.

This museum is one of the most popular in South Korea.  The virtual tour will take you through all six floors of Korean and international contemporary art.

Access one of Korea’s famous museums here.

Metropolitan Museum of Art  (New York City)

Explore more than 20 exhibits featuring iconic works of famous artists and more than 200,000 documented artworks of different eras.

The collections feature more than 5,000 years of art from different parts of the world.  The museum features not only visual but many forms of art from music to fashion.

The museum has three iconic sites the Met Fifth Avenue, the Met Breuer, and the Met Cloisters in New York City.

If you love fashion, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is also home to the famous Met Gala.

Discover amazing pieces inside the MET here

National Museum (Manila, Philippines)

If you want to learn more about the Philippine’s rich history and culture, you should check out the National Museum of the Philippines.

The National Museum is home to many artifacts of the Philippines and priceless pieces of many famous artists such as Juan Luna, Guillermo Tolentino and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo.

The museum’s virtual tour features a 360-view of famous art galleries.

Some pieces are known to hold many stories that give deeper meaning to the Philippine’s past.

Many pieces are also known internationally not just because of the artwork itself but also its artist.

Visit the Philippine’s iconic national museum here

What museum are you planning to visit online? Let us know in the comments section of this video! /bmjo

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