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Thursday 21st May

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:40am

Good morning.

 

Going with a museum theme today.

 

While the British Museum’s 60 galleries would normally be packed with visitors, their doors are closed for now. But you can watch, listen and learn all about the Egyptians and their bizarre mummifications, the Romans’ glutinous eating habits and lots more on their virtual tours.

Through the museum of the world online tour, you can browse through large selections of the museum and search through the exhibits by date, continent and category (art and design, trade and conflict etc). Each one comes with accompanying audio, offering a fascinating backstory to each piece.

 

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

 

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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, USA

This world-famous museum in Washington D.C is now open online and is one of the best virtual tours for kids out there. Explore every single one of the exhibits with a 360-degree-view on their website.

In the Sant Ocean Hall, you can get up close and personal with a blue whale like you’ve never seen before. Many of the objects have small photo icons, which you can also click on and view information or closer images of the exhibit.

 

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/

 

Homepage | Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

 

 

The National Gallery, England

Sitting in the middle of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is one of London’s most famous buildings. If you’ve never had the chance to walk the halls, looking at all the incredible artwork on display, now’s your chance!

Online through their website, you can take a stroll through the Renaissance era and view over 300 of their paintings in a tour of 18 rooms.

The gallery are even offering tutorials on their Instagram page, like how to use flowers from your walk to create your very own Van Gogh’s Sunflowers piece.

 

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

 

The National Gallery - London

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