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You’re at home, looking for engaging content and activities for the family. Well, here are ten art and cultural institutions, in the United Kingdom, that you can visit from the comfort and safety of your home. 

There are thousands of museums and galleries now offering virtual tours and online collections that you can engage with on Google’s Arts & Culture pages

To save you scrolling through this extensive list, we will be providing you with a variety of “top ten lists” during the next month. The first Top Ten is the following; UK Museums to visit whilst at home.

English Heritage

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites across England. The places that they care for span across six millennia and includes; palaces, houses, hill figures, castles, abbeys, industrial sites, Roman forts and even deserted medieval villages. 

The link below will allow you to view 33 online exhibitions, including exhibitions at Bolsover Castle, an exhibit on Defending England’s Shores and Preparing for Nuclear War 1961 – 1991. You will also be able to explore 79 locations, including; Whitby Abbey, Dover Castle and Kenilworth Castle, Leicester. 

Explore the sites of English Heritage

The National Gallery

The National Gallery in London contains over 2,300 works including many world famous pieces. 

The link below will allow you to explore The National Gallery and scroll through 15 online exhibits such as: Monet’s London, Monet’s Paris and Monet’s Venice.

Virtually Tour The National Gallery

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a world class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. They use their unique collections and exhibits to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world. 

The link below will allow you to explore the museum at your own pace, walking between exhibits from the comfort of your home. You will also be able to study the 14 online exhibits that include: Mary Anning: History’s Pioneer of Paleontology, Dinosaur Discoveries: Windows on a Prehistoric and Revealing the Lives of Ancient Britons. 

Visit The Natural History Museum

The British Museum

The British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The museum’s six million visitors a year enjoy world famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone. You can now enjoy the museum’s remarkable collection from the comfort of your home. 

The link below will allow you to explore the British Museum as well as Parque Nacional Tikal. As well as this you can enjoy the 45 different online exhibitions that include: Celtic Life in Iron Age Britain, Digitising the Legacy of a Victorian Explorer and Life and Sole: Footwear from the Islamic World. 

Explore The British Museum

The London Transport Museum

This museum explores the story of London and its transport system over the past 200 years, highlighting the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London. 

The link below will allow you to explore 12 online exhibitions that cover a variety of subjects connected to transport in London, these include: The hidden secrets of the underground, What stories does London hold? and Celebrating 150 years of the District Line. 

Discover The London Transport Museum

Tate Britain

Tate Britain is part of the Tate network of galleries in England, with the Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. The Tate Britain is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897. 

The link below will allow you to explore the Tate Britain at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. You will also be able to scroll through the 8 online exhibitions that include: Meet 500 years of British Art, as well as a variety of Re.Create projects on subjects such as photography and music. 

Visit Tate Britain

York Castle Museum

The York Castle Museum was founded by Dr John Kirk, a doctor from Pickering, North Yorkshire, and houses his extraordinary collection of social history, reflecting everyday life in the county. 

The link below will allow you to explore the castle, venturing around the grounds at your pleasure. You will also be able to access 5 online exhibitions which include: Georgian Fashion, Iron Stays and Object in Focus: Man’s Wedding Suit. 

Step into York Castle

Imperial War Museums

The Imperial war Museums are a family of five museums that record and showcase experiences of modern conflict. 

The link below will allow you to explore the families 16 online exhibitions that cover subject such as: D-Day, Baedeker Raids and From Amiens to Armistice. 

Visit The Imperial War Museum’s Exhibitions

British Fashion Council

The British Fashion Council are a not-for-profit aimed to further the interests of the British Fashion Industry and its designer businesses by harnessing and sharing collective knowledge, experience and resources. 

The link provided below will allow you to explore through 30 online exhibitions that cover a variety of subjects and fashion icons, these include: Vivienne Westwood: Politics and Fashion, The Career of Sir Paul Smith and David Bailey and the Story of Fashion Photography. 

Learn about British Fashion

The Lowry

The Lowry is one of the United Kingdom’s leading art organisations and home to one of the most ambitious art programmes in the industry. 

By following the link below you can visit this famous attraction in the North West and explore its rooms and exhibits at your own leisure. 

Explore The Lowry