Free online tours

This page includes links to free online tours which are practical learning experiences for children that can help teach them whilst exploring museums, art galleries and famous places of interest around the world.

Free online tours

British Museum

British Museum schools learning offer, just select the appropriate age group to find lots of great learning resources.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/learn/schools

National History Museum

Take a virtual tour of the museum and view 14 digital exhibitions with over 300,000 specimens to enjoy.

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/search.html?q=virtual+tour

Tate Galleries

Visit the family of four galleries across the UK to view fantastic art, the site also includes virtual tours and a unique section for children

https://www.tate.org.uk/

National Portrait gallery

The national Portrait gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. This site enables you to search the site and see some of the most important pieces in their collection.

https://www.npg.org.uk/

Science Museum

Explore the five museums and browse through loads of learning resources and activities you can do at home.

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/explore-our-museums-at-home/

Virtual Tour of Buckingham Palace

Explore this magnificent building via our virtual tours. The first tour will take you to the Grand Staircase. Click on links to access further tours of the White Drawing Room, the Throne Room and the Blue Drawing Room.

https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

Anne Frank House Virtual Tour

Take a look around and discover the Secret Annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary.

https://www.annefrank.org/en/anne-frank/secret-annex/

Atlanta Zoo

Many wildlife resources, this link will take you to Panda Cam so you can check in with Lun Lun, Yang Yang, Ya Lun and Xi Lun from the comfort of your own home.

https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

No permission slips are needed for your children to visit virtual events visit places without leaving home.

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

The Great Wall of China

Take a look at some stunning photographs of The Great Wall of China with a 360 degree view.

http://www.airpano.com/360photo/China-Great-Wall/

The Great Wall of China Virtual Tour

Chinas most famous attraction is an essential stop during any visit, it boasts a history of over 2000 years and you can now view one of the most impressive ancient structure on the planet.

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Virtual Tour of the Great Pyramids

Select your expedition party, gather supplies and start your journey to the Great Pyramids in Egypt. There are various learning opportunities so select the one most suitable for your age group.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-field-trip-pyramids-1259200

The Louvre Museum

Visit the museums exhibition rooms in the heart of Paris, enter to enjoy a virtual tour to see great art and objects including the world-famous Mona Lisa.

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Musee Dorsay

Visit the iconic Musee Dorsay on the banks of the Seine to see some fantastic art.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en

Hubble Space telescope

Take a 360-degree, virtual tour of the Hubble Space Telescope’s home for mission operations

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hubble-360-degree-virtual-tour

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Home of the largest and most important collection of Aviation and space artefacts.

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/smithsonian-national-air-and-space-museum?hl=en