The UK’s current lockdown rules have allowed business owners to get creative in the way they interact with the public, and it has left us wondering what we ever did without these cool virtual experiences.
Current technology means that you can now experience museums, theatres and even wildlife from the comfort of your own home. Jump the crowds of people without missing out on the adventure with these five digitalised activities for spring…
National Theatre >>
Now is a great time to enjoy award-winning productions such as One Man, Two Guvnors and a reimagined performance of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Every Thursday evening at 7pm, the National Theatre is streaming some of their most ticketed plays for free on their YouTube channel in the hope of supporting the acting industry during this isolation period.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums >>
Our friends at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums have teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to offer inspiring online exhibits from their collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside. Head online today and check out ‘The Kuch Family on Tyneside’ exhibition – telling the story of changing attitudes towards German migrants in Britain.
York Minster >>
One of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations has been converted into an online experience, allowing viewers to take a tour of the Cathedral, experience daily worships and reflections, and learn about local history. York Minster is home to England’s largest collection of medieval stained glass and is a great place to get your virtual culture fix this spring.
The British Museum >>
One of London’s biggest attractions has teamed up with Google Arts and Culture service to offer an interactive tour of the museum’s most loved exhibitions. Take a tour through time and hear the history behind different artefacts – and click to see them up close.
Longleat Safari Park >>
BBC Animal Park presenter, Kate Humble, has teamed up with Longleat African reserve to showcase a spectacular free tour of the park. The adventure begins with elegant Rothschild’s giraffes and the experience goes on to include video footage and photographs of zebras, monkeys and more.
Le Musee du Louvre >>
Traveling around the world may seem like something of a distant memory at the moment, but the French arts scene have been getting creative with its online virtual experience of the famous Louvre art gallery. Feel like you are on a Parisian art tour whilst sitting on the sofa and learn about the phenomenal collections including the Egyptian antiques and the Galerie d’Apollon. You may not be able to waltz in the famous glass exchange, but we think this is a close second.