Be inspired by our at-home escapism


From virtual museum tours to online courses, explore cultural institutions from the comfort of your own home.


06th April 2020

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During these unusual times, we have been compiling our favourite stories, recipes and wellness tips to share with you from our home to yours. It seems that our cultural friends, partners and global institutions have had the same idea. Here, we round-up the best cultural experiences for you to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 'RPO at Home' series to a round up of our favourite museums to 'visit' online.

10 museums to visit virtually: 

1. Tate Britain, London
2. The British Museum, London
3. The National Gallery, London
4. The Louvre, Paris
5. Musee d’Orsay, Paris
6. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
7. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
8. MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
9. Solomon R Guggenheim, New York

10. American Museum of Natural History, New York

If there's a particular museum you're looking for, check out Google Arts & Culture Collections to see all the museums you can visit virtually. 

History of Royal Fashion

A History of Royal Fashion, is a free online course with behind-the-scenes access to the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. During the course you will discover the history of royal fashion through the ages. 
You can access the course here:

The V&A

Whilst the doors may be closed to one of London's most loved museums, you can find out more about their current exhibitions on their YouTube channel and even look behind the scenes look at their conservation work.

On the V&A blog, their series #LetsMakeWednesdays looks to celebrate art in all its forms, with a different concept each month. This January's blog explores what we can create or design this winter, from clothing to keep us warm to our very own Olympic medals.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Don't miss the RPO 'live' on their YouTube channel.

The Orchestra regularly upload premieres of their latest performances and exclusive Q&As.

Also, check out their 'at home' playlist, which features vlogs from Orchestral members and test your knowledge in this fun online quiz

For more inspiration and ideas on what to do from home, check out our home to yours blogs.

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