Explore Art and Culture with a Virtual Museum Tour

Ever wonder what it would be like to tour some of the greatest museums in the world? Well, now you can, without leaving the comfort of home at 215 West Apartments by taking yourself on a virtual museum tour. These incredible insider tours allow visitors to experience some of the world’s most renowned works of art at their leisure. All you need is an internet connection. Here are some virtual tours that we recommend.

The Louvre Museum

Located in the heart of Paris, the Louvre Museum is a historic museum that sits on the banks of the Seine. The largest art museum in the world, the Louvre holds over 38,000 works of art, housed in a former royal palace. Virtual visitors can enjoy a large portion of the museum including the Advent of the Artist exhibition and the Egyptian Antiquities wing. Through the tour, guests can enjoy a look at famous works by masters such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Tintoretto, as well as antiquities from around the world and much, much more.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Found on the National Mall in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is one of the most popular museums in the world. Open since 1910, this natural history museum encompasses over 1,500,000 square feet and has more than 145 million artifacts throughout, from fossils to gems and minerals to live insects. Virtual tours give guests an opportunity to see the museum room-by-room with 360-degree technology. Marvel at exhibits such as the African Bush Elephant and the David H. Koch Hall of Human Originals, and learn about the world we live in.

The British Museum

The London-based British Museum offers several ways to enjoy its collection virtually. Stroll virtually through the museum with Google Street View, or for a more educational experience, the museum has a fantastic interactive guide to many of its galleries, where you can see works like the famous Rosetta Stone. In addition, through The Museum of the World site, guests can explore history as they learn about pieces of art in their time periods, starting in 3000 BC. An audio presentation is also available for more background on each work. 

Whether you hope to explore Chicago’s famed landmarks first hand or take a virtual museum tour to learn about art half a world away, 215 West Apartments makes it easy to explore. Please contact us to learn more about our spacious apartments located in the heart of Chicago.

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