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Even if you're having to stay at home, you can still explore the world, see nature and visit many inspiring places through web cams and virtual tours.  Here are just a few ideas! 

Sections to explore below include:
Art Galleries, Aquaria & Zoo Cams, Museums, Nature & wildlife, Space & Science, Sport, Theatre and Entertainment, Travel.

Art Galleries

Content from 1200+ museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Culture Institute.

The museum Offers both virtual tours of their extensive collection of art treasures and a 'museum view' to explore the museums many spaces.

A chance to visit the world-renowned and iconic Louvre art gallery in Paris, France.

Tour of the National Gallery in London - immerse yourself in Renaissance masterpieces from Northern Italy, the Netherlands and Germany, including works by Titian, Veronese, and Holbein in the 

Uffizi Gallery
Visit Italy's iconic Uffizi gallery to see its world famous collection.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam 
Take a virtual tour around the museum at this site. 

 

Aquaria & Zoo Cams

Check out the panda cam, or tune in to see the penguins, koalas and other animals. 

 

Watch penguins, lions, giraffes and barn animals through their web cam feeds.

Georgia Aquarium has a variety of live web cams allowing you to view the beluga whale, sealions, piranha and more.

 

Festivals

Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Festival, promoting mental and physical wellbeing, is back!  It’s virtual, free, will last for a month, and has an amazing line up. Wellbeing will be at the heart of the festival and activities, talks, and workshops will be hosted by inspirational professionals from across TV, radio, music, sport, and wellness – including Bryony Gordon and Scarlett Curtis, Tom and Gi Fletcher, Gok Wan, ‘The Breath Guy’ Richie Norton, Alice Liveing, Dr Hazel Wallace, and The Happy Pear.   Watch the Happy Place Festival video here.

Registration is now open.

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Missing the summer festival season? All is not lost with Glastonhomebury Festival 2020 scheduled to take place via the BBC in June - camp at home and enjoy a mud free festival experience!   Follow them on Twitter and Facebook. 

Stonehenge is an ancient, prehistoric world heritage site which has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice for thousands of years - take a virtual tour here.

On 21 June for the first time ever, English Heritage will live stream the summer solstice on their social media channels.

Museums - Virtual Tours

A chance to check out ancient Egyptian mummies and so much more with a virtual tour of the world’s oldest national public museum.

Explore the National Museum of the US Airforce via their virtual tour - a 360-degree, self-guided tour of the entire museum, navigating from gallery to gallery.

Get a flavour for the exhibits by taking a virtual tour of the collections at the RAF Museum in Hendon, London.

The Smithsonian Institute allows online visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum.

Nature & Wildlife

Explore - Live Animal Cams 
Live cams to see many different animals including African Wildlife Cams

Wildlife Trust Cumbria - watch badgers and other wildlife.

Space agency NASA help to 'bring the universe to your home' with this site offering videos, ebooks, podcasts, virtual tours, activities for kids and more on everything space related. 

Sport and Activities

For the adventurers among you - from mountain biking and skydiving to snowboarding and surfing - you can experience the adrenalin from the comfort of your own home with these 360 degree virtual reality films from Veer TV. 

Take to the slopes and experience the thrill and beauty of the Rosa Khutor Ski resort in Sochi, Russia in this 360 degree VR video.

Theatre and Entertainment

While the NT is closed during the outbreak, join them every Thursday from 2 April 2020 for much-loved National Theatre Live productions, free to stream on YouTube for seven days.

Starting from 2 April with the online premiere of 

APRIL 2020 - FREE SCREENINGS: 
2 April - One Man Two Guvnors 
9 April - Jane Eyre
16 April - Treasure Island
23 April - Twelfth Night 

 

A range of train ride videos from Saalbahnhof travelling scenic rides across Norway.