Online exhibitions and museums
British Museum, London. The online collections of the British Museum of Great Britain are collected on this page. Here you can look at ancient archaeological finds, collections of coins and ancient sculptures.
Hermitage, St. Petersburg. Admirers of Russian culture can take a walk along the corridors of the Hermitage – it’s convenient to do it right on the project page in Google Arts.
Sistine Chapel, Vatican. You can admire the frescoes on the walls of the Sistine Chapel not only in the Vatican, but also on the museum’s website. No crowds of tourists and screaming guides – you can look at Michelangelo’s “Last Judgment” as much as you like.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. With the help of Google Art, you can also visit the museum, which contains the largest collection of Van Gogh’s works: 200 paintings, 400 drawings and 700 letters. In particular, in the museum you can see the famous “Van Gogh Self-Portrait” and the same “Sunflowers”.
Museum of Modern Art, New York. Here is another famous painting by Van Gogh – “Starry Night”. As well as hundreds of interesting exhibits from all over the world: Dali’s Persistence of Memory (picture with a clock), Malevich’s White on White and Monet’s Water Lilies. All pictures can be viewed at the link.
Louvre, Paris. One of the most famous and largest museums of our time offers three free online tours of the main attractions. If you love art and want to visit Paris for a long time, these virtual tours will keep you in good company for the evening.
Colosseum, Rome. You can wander through the ruins of the Colosseum, avoiding a huge queue at the entrance, on this page. And no tourists around: just you and the spirits of the gladiators.
American Museum of Natural History, New York. This museum is familiar to many from the movie Night at the Museum. Google has collected more than 2,000 of its exhibits, including the famous dinosaur skeletons, paintings and archeological finds – everything can be seen here.
Other notable museums can be visited online through the Google Arts & Culture project.
Webcams with sightseeing views
If on the weekend you didn’t manage to get further than your apartment or summer house, don’t be discouraged – you can watch the famous squares and streets through webcams that broadcast what is happening in real time.
Here are some interesting cameras that we managed to find.
Piazza Navona, Rome. Webka looks directly at the famous Fountain of the Moor. In winter, the square is crowded with Christmas market tents, among which tourists swarm.
Office of Santa Claus, Rovaniemi. Far, far away in Finland, beyond the Arctic Circle, there is an office of Santa Claus. A kind of alternative to our Veliky Ustyug with Santa Claus. You can see what is happening on its streets through a special webcam.
Times Square and Wall Street, New York. The most famous streets of New York have not escaped attention. You can look at Times Square on this site. And on this page there is a broadcast from Wall Street – the camera is aimed directly at the bull statue.
Center of Prague. On YouTube, there is a continuous broadcast from a PTZ camera in the center of Prague, in which you can admire the architecture of the Czech capital.
Elephant Park, KwaZulu-Natal. An unusual camera for nature lovers is installed in the reserve in South Africa (Tembe Elephant Park). Here you can watch animals in their habitat – and there is always someone to look at in the frame.
More interesting broadcasts can be found on the EarthCam.com website page.
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