With objects like the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon sculptures in its collection, London’s British Museum has earned its place on many bucket lists. But like many cultural institutions throughout the world, the museum is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while that’s bad news for anyone who had plans to visit the museum in person, it’s good news for the rest of us: Amid the closure, the museum has expanded their online collection to include nearly 4.5 million objects.
I ticked this visit off my own bucket list back in 2015 but it's nice to revisit again without the crowds and to have more time to absorb the information. The museum's website also gives click-throughs into Google Street View where you can just wander around and read the information boards as if you were there.
See British Museum Expands Online Collection to Include 4 Million Items
Virtually visit the world renowned museum from your couch.