Free Virtual Museum Tours You Can Take On Google Arts & Culture Right Now

ICYMI: Google Arts & Culture can actually treat you to free virtual tours of famous museums around the world! 

Using the same technology developed for Google Maps Street View, the platform features over 500 museums on its list and will give you an insider’s look into bucket list-worthy museums—from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York to The British Museum in London. 

Museum pages may also showcase clickable artworks with detailed descriptions or online exhibits, making for a perfect learning resource for art and culture fans from all over the world who are currently staying indoors.

If you’re curious how Google’s virtual museum tours work, check out five of our favorites here:


The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City Virtual Tour
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Founded in 1870, The Met boasts over 5,000 years of art sourced from all over the world. Today, it is a sought-after destination in New York City for art lovers seeking inspiration and new ideas. 

Take The Met’s virtual tour here! 



Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Visit the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Virtual Tour
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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam hosts the largest collection of the Dutch post-impressionist painter’s artworks in the world, including 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 letters. 

Take the Van Gogh Museum’s virtual tour here! 



National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Seoul, South Korea

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul Virtual Tour
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Walk through the history of Korean art at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA). Founded in 1969, it has since opened four more branches—namely in Gwacheon (1986), Deoksung (1998), Seoul (2013), and Cheongju (2018)—to showcase the art and culture of Korea through unique experiences offered to the viewing public.

Take the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s virtual tour here! 



Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York, USA

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Virtual Tour
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Fans of modern and contemporary art will now be able to walk down the iconic spiral hallways of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, while marveling at works currently on display. As of writing, you may view the works of American fine art photographer Catherine Opie, Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco, and Chilean conceptual sculptor Iván Navarro—among others. 

Take the Gugg’s virtual tour here! 



The British Museum – London, United Kingdom

The British Museum London Virtual Tour
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View over 7,281 of The British Museum’s remarkable collection of art and historical pieces collected from across the globe then take a “walk” around the House of Commons and the museum’s exterior. 

Take The British Museum’s virtual tour here! 



For the complete list of Google Arts & Culture virtual tours, click here! 



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