As museums, galleries and heritage sites shut their doors to the public as a result of coronavirus, cultural life has moved online.
Through virtual tours, podcasts, videos and a range of other online content we can still enjoy culture from our living rooms.
We have put together a selection of virtual delights for you to enjoy, so put your feet up and take a heritage inspired digital trip. We will be adding to and updating the list over the coming weeks.
You can get to know the collection at the British Museum in London through talks and tours, take a journey behind the scenes with their downloadable podcast series and delve into their online exhibitions, stories and timline.
Secrets of the Museum is a six-part documentry that goes behind the scenes at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London showing the work of their curators and conservators. Broadcast weekly on BBC2 from 6th February 2020, audiences can now catch up on all episodes on BBC iPlayer.
Enjoy the story of Bolsover Castle with this online exhibitition, with videos, tours, images and fascinating descriptions. English Heritage are offering a range of free virtual tours across a number of their other sites. Take an interactive tour of Stonehenge with a 360 degree view from inside the monument, or view it from the sky.
Explore Buckingham Palace via their virtual tours including digital access to the White Drawing Room, Throne Room and Blue Drawing Room.
Named after the Perganom Altar, a Hellenistic materpeice and once home to our very own Worksop Torso, the Pergamon Museum in Berlin is offering free vitual tours.
The Goldmark Gallery in Rutland has launched its own TV channel to help combat social isolation with free access for all viewers. With live broadcasts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 4pm you can enjoy exhibitions and hear about all things art.
You can check into the Lake District without leaving the house through their live webcams situated throughout the park. Take a look at Windermere Lake, Coniston Water, Derwentwater, Ullswater and many more.
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