Today you can visit the British Museum for free online. Among the things we miss most in this period of pandemic and continuous restrictions, is certainly that of traveling and visiting the most beautiful places of culture. Thanks to virtual reality and the most sophisticated technologies, more and more museums and archaeological sites are available online. In this way, everyone, from all over the world, is allowed to enjoy all the beauty possible. The British Museum in London can now also be visited through a rich virtual tour. The virtual tour of the British Museum
The British Museum in London already held the record as the largest indoor venue featured on Google Street View. For about a year, the museum can also be visited from the comfort of the sofa at home. In fact, most of the collections have been entirely digitized and are available online. It is about 4.5 million artifacts collected in 1.9 million photos and videos available for free. The initiative was born in the wake of the other museums and, we must say, the wait was definitely worth it. How to take a virtual tour
The British Museum website offers several ways to enjoy the wonders on display. The first is, as mentioned above, a journey through the halls of the museum with Google Street View and its path. You can then decide to focus entirely on digital galleries or browse the digital educational resources of the museum site suitable for the age group 3-16 years. Audio tours or videos from the curators are also available on the museum’s Youtube channel. On the Google Arts & Culture portal, on the other hand, about seven thousand exhibits are available to be analyzed in high definition. The British Museum
The British Museum in London is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It is the place where we can find the very famous Rosetta Stone, the sculptures of the Parthenon, the Egyptian mummies, the treasures of Carthage and the statue of Easter Island. Founded in 1753 by Sir Hans Sloane, the museum houses about 8 million objects that tell the history and culture of humanity from its origins to the present day. Sir Hans Sloane was a physician and scientist who collected a literary and artistic heritage in its original core: the Montague House library in London, later bought by the British state for twenty thousand pounds and opened to the public on January 15, 1759.
During his life Sloane assembled an enviable collection of curiosities and objects and, not wanting it to be dismembered upon his death, he donated them to King George II for the sum of 20,000 pounds. Sloane’s collection at that time consisted of approximately 71,000 objects of all kinds, including approximately 40,000 printed books, 7,000 manuscripts, a large collection of natural history examples including 337 volumes of dried plants, prints and drawings including those by Albrecht Durer and antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Ancient Near East, the Far East, the Americas and Oceania.
It was decided to establish the headquarters in the museum in a 17th century mansion converted for use, Montagu House. Instead, Buckingham House, on the site now occupied by Buckingham Palace, was refused due to its excessive cost and inexpensive location. Between the rooms of the museum approximately two million years of history are told. Sections of the British Museum
The British Museum groups his art into ten major sections. We find the Ancient Egypt and Sudan Department, the Greco-Roman Department, the Middle Eastern Department, the Prints and Drawings Department. We then move on to the Department of Great Britain, Prehistory and Europe, the Asian Department, the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Department of Coins and Medals and the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research. The last section concerns the Library and archives.

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