Coronavirus definitely put everything on hold, regardless of where you are around the world. Summer plans were likewise cancelled because safety matters.
In the Philippines, the biggest island in the country is placed under quarantine and residents are encouraged to stay home. While the idea of “house arrest” is appealing on the first week, you might be losing ideas on what to do until April 15.
Here’s something you can try: virtual tours.
Thankfully, museums both in the Philippines and abroad offer free virtual tour, in high-definition, for everyone to see. This can be a good bonding activity with your family while killing boredom. Plus, how can you say no to an activity that allows you to feast your eyes for free?
Let’s Go Local
- National Museum – Who doesn’t want to see the Spolarium up close? Thankfully, National Museum offers digital tour, which you can access here.
- Presidential Museum and Library – It offers both history and heritage of Philippine presidents as well as Malacanang Palace. You can access it here.
- The Mind Museum – Good news, moms and dads. Mind Museum has a virtual exhibit for you and your kids to enjoy. You can check it out here.
- Pinto Art – One of the most Instagrammed museums in the world, you can navigate through the museum, including its collections here.
- Museo de Intramuros – The Walled City of Manila plays a crucial role in history. You can check out its virtual tour here.
- Filipinas Heritage Library – Its online exhibits include Women and War, black and white photos of Old Manila, and the story of Pines Hotel and Baguio. You can check it here.
- Ateneo Art Gallery – Located inside Ateneo De Manila University Campus, the art gallery is the first museum of Philippine Modern Art. Check out the virtual tour by clicking this link.
Tour Around The World
- National Gallery, Singapore – The museum is a home to most Southeast Asian modern art. Feast your eyes on tons of art work here.
- Toyota Kaikan Museum, Nagoya – Good news, car lovers. If you are a fan of Toyota cars, you can have 360-degree panoramic view of what to expect inside their museum. You can access it by clicking this link.
- National Museum, New Delhi – A premier museum in India, National Museum is a home to 5,000 years of history. Check out their online exhibition here.
- The British Museum, London – As per their website, the museum contains two million years worth of human history and culture. Check it out here.
- Guggenheim Museum, New York – If you are into Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary Art, then this is the place to be. Thankfully, you can tour Guggenheim from here.
- The Louvre, Paris – When it comes to museums to visit, Louvre is definitely on top of the list. Good thing they launched a virtual tour, which you can access here.
- Pergamon Museum, Berlin – This is one of the largest museums in Germany. Check out the virtual tour here.
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – How much do you know about the Dutch Golden Age? No worries because Rijksmuseum offers #rijksmuseumfromhome by clicking this link.
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC – Admit it. You love that Ben Stiller movie. Good thing you can have the similar experience by checking out their virtual tours here.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – Whether or not you’re a fan of Gossip Girl, you will still want to take this virtual tour. You can access it here.
- National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico – Mayan civilization artifacts are some of the many things you can see from this museum. Don’t worry since you can sign up for a virtual tour here.
- Vatican Museum – Aside from the ceiling painting of Michaelangelo, you can see almost 20,000 works, including modern religious art. Check it out here.
- National Women’s History Museum – This museum is dedicated to women’s history and how women helped shape America’s history. You can explore it here.
Sure, seeing the actual collection is great and definitely part of your Travel Bucket List. In the meantime, let’s all enjoy what these museums could offer to help #FlattenTheCurve
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Ayi is a stay-at-home mom of two. When her kids are in their best state, she keeps up with chores, work, and ensuring that her sanity is intact. Join her as she navigates through this rollercoaster ride called motherhood.