Virtual Trips and Tours
Bring the world to you with these virtual tours and trips, guaranteed to help beat your lockdown wanderlust!
Museums and Galleries
Le Musee du Louvre, Paris
Waltz into its famous glass exterior, home of the Mona Lisa! You can learn something of the phenomenal collection via several virtual tours, charting everything from Egyptian antiquities to the Galerie d’Apollon.
Both Virginia's Langley Research Center and Ohio's Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston's app.
MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
New York's extensive collection is available for view online.
The British Museum
Wander through time and click on different artefacts to see them up close, read up on their history, and hear more information with an audio guide. - https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com.
The Science Museum
Interested in maths, space or engineering? The Science Museum has an archive of exhibits and information available via their website
Icehotel, Swedish Lapland
Lights over Lapland has created experiences allow you to visit the local Arctic wilderness, meet local huskies and reindeer, go dogsledding and reindeer sledding and even join a Northern Lights hunt.
Wonders of the World
Why not cross all the new seven wonders of the world off your bucket list (like Machu Picchu, Petra, and the Taj Mahal) with these 360-degree tours.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
There are plenty of pictures of the famed canyon online but get a little deeper with a VR archaeological tour... nps.gov/features/grca/001/archeology.
Walt Disney World
Set aside some time, because there's plenty to see here. Virtual tours you can take include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, just to name a few. There are also unofficial YouTube videos that feel just like you're on famous rides like the Frozen Ever After ride, It's a Small World, Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Bored of being on this planet? Access Mars: Round out your space expedition with a 360-degree virtual tour of the red planet with Google
Wok from home with Wagamama
Tutorials and recipes for free via their YouTube channel.
Once again on the case, with his #Stayhome- new cooking skills playlist. Find plenty of new recipes and develop your culinary skills here. There is also a special playlist for cooking with kids.
Former bake off champion, Chetna Makan
Enjoy this series of flavour packed tutorials for store cupboard meals available to follow along on her Youtube channel here.
Bread Ahead are offering all-out-carb-comfort recipes each day at 2pm, live on their Instagram. So if doughnuts, bread and buns are your thing, get involved.
The National Theatre
The National Theatre are showing their live shows for free every Thursday at 7, through their Youtube channel. Performances so far have been Frankenstein, Twelfth Night, One Man two Guvnors, Jane Eyre and Treasure Island.
You can watch some of your favourite Shakespeare plays through the Globe Player. Usually through a subscription, they have waivered fees during lockdown to help people missing the arts.
Cirque du Soleil
The circus troupe Cirque du Soleil are putting up shows via their Youtube channel to keep audiences on the edge of their… sofas?
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre are making some of their previous productions available online, with David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang available during May.
Longleat Safari Park, UK
Longleat has launched a virtual safari. The guided tour is still free to view on the Longleat website and across its digital platforms. Utilising a mix of audio commentary with video footage and photos. longleat.co.uk
Great Barrier Reef
Whether you're an avid or aspirational diver, this virtual tour with David Attenborough will cure any deep-sea wanderlust.
The Georgia zoo keeps a "Panda Cam" livestream on its website.
Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales are the stars of this aquarium's live cam.
San Diego Zoo
With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.