The Best Museums in the World Offering Free Virtual Tours

Most of us love traveling the world, not just for the food or culture, but to see lovely sights, historical or artistic. We visit the best museums in the world to witness something magical or learn something about the world we live in.

Sadly, our wings have been clipped, quite literally, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Though our next travel date is uncertain, we’re happy to be alive and at home. If you’re craving arts, culture, entertainment, and history, you’re going to want to hear this. These 10 famous museums around the world are conducting virtual tours of their incredible exhibits—all for free.

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MoMA, New York

The Museum of Modern Art was founded in November 1929 and is easily one of the most influential museums in the world. Though the exhibits are closed, you can check out their Virtual Views series on their Facebook page for a free look into the museum.

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Musée d’Orsay, Paris

We call this museum “multi-passionate” as it houses art like paintings, photography, sculptures, and even furniture. This famous museum comprises of French art dating from 1848 to 1914. Check out the virtual exhibition of the Musee D’Orsay Museum.

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National Museum, New Dehli

Also known as the National Museum of India, the museum was founded in August 1949 and they cover all floors of historic art from the prehistorical era to our modern-day art, including ancient texts. Who would love to see how people communicated back in the day? Check it out via their online exhibits.

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British Museum, London

The British Museum was founded in 1753 and is dedicated to human history, arts, and culture. The historical pieces were widely sourced during the era of the British Empire and we must say, it is widely educative and entertaining.

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Uffizi Gallery, Florence

The Uffizi Gallery is a prominent art gallery not just for being the most visited or largest Italian museums but for the fact that it showcases priceless art collections from the Italian Renaissance period. Tour the Gallery.

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Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City

The Frida Kahlo Museum, popularly known as The Blue House, was founded in 1958. This is one of best museums in the world that is dedicated to the life, work, and legacy of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. There’s so much to see.

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La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

La Galleria Nazionale, founded in 1833, is an art gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It displays paintings and sculptures from the nineteenth and twentieth century respectively and the museum happens to have the largest collection in Italy. Check it out.

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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum is dedicated to the art and history in Amsterdam. Founded in November 1798, the museum has on display 8,000 objects that depict art and history from a range of eras and is the most visited museum in the Netherlands and, also, the largest museum in the country. Don’t miss it!

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The Broad, Los Angeles

The Broad is a contemporary art museum that opened up in September 2015. This museum houses nearly 2,000 pieces of contemporary art and offers general admission to its permanent collection galleries. See various virtual tours here.

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Museum of Broken Relationships, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles branch was founded in 2016 as a result of LA being a city of dreams in which some actualize and others don’t, sadly. The sole purpose of the museum is to treasure and share heartbreak stories from all over the world. How thoughtful! Explore the museum.