Friday, November 3, 2023

Visit the British Museum from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the British Museum, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive museums? 

But maybe you don't have the time or money to travel to London. 

Or perhaps you're simply not comfortable visiting a crowded museum?

Here's a Friday Funday Cool Tip.  Visit the British Museum with a virtual tour!

Here's how to do it.
  1. Go to the British Museum Virtual Tour:
  2. Use the mouse or arrows to move around the gallery
  3. Or select one of the items from the bottom row of the screen
  4. Click on objects to learn more about them
Bust of Ramesses - British Museum

fig. 1 - Bust of Ramesses - British Museum

The British Museum virtual tour is a great way to explore the museum's vast collection of objects from around the world.

Here are just a few of the items you can see:
  • The Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery
  • The Parthenon Sculptures in the Greek and Roman Galleries
  • The Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs in the Assyrian Northwest Palace Gallery
  • The Lewis Chessmen in the Room of Enlightenment Gallery
  • The Mildenhall Treasure in the Early Medieval Gallery
  • The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial in the Early Medieval Gallery
  • The Lindow Man in the Britain in the Roman World Gallery
  • The Staffordshire Hoard in the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Gallery
  • The Hoa Hakananai'a in the Oceania Gallery
  • The Benin Bronzes in the Africa Gallery
  • The Chinese Jade in the China Gallery
  • The Japanese Prints in the Japan Gallery
  • You can also explore the museum's extensive Prints and Drawings collection, which includes works by Old Masters such as Dürer and Michelangelo, as well as new and exciting contemporary pieces.

In addition to the virtual galleries, the British Museum also offers a variety of virtual visits and events. 

For example, you can take a virtual tour of the museum's Egyptian Sculpture Gallery, or learn about the history of Greek temples in a live interactive workshop.

You can learn more about the world famous British Museum on their full website:

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