Culture From Your Couch – 17 Places To Find Inspiration From Home

With all the fashion shows cancelled, and the museums and art galleries closed, how can we still get our fix of culture when we are stuck at home? We came up with 17 great places to help fill that culture void while stuck at home:

Take a virtual tour through the empty Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Wander through this fantastic museum without any crowds, and enjoy the stunning artworks from Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and many more.

Visit the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Italy

In the centre of Florence stand the Uffizi Galleries, housing one of the best collections of Renaissance art anywhere in the world. Now you can visit from the comfort of your home. 

Wander Through The Vatican museum

Take a virtual tour of one of the most famous buildings in the world. Lose yourself in the art of the centuries and marvel at the stunning beauty of the Sistine Chapel. 

Visit the ‘Christian Dior, Designer of Dreams’ exhibition

Dior has decided to help us all get a little more culture from our couches by filming a virtual tour of this celebrated exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Visit Machu Picchu

Follow a guided tour through one of the most mysterious and spectacular wonders of the world.  

Take an interactive tour of the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough. 

This interactive site allows you to explore and learn about one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.

Discover Koala Webcam

Eighteen live webcams follow the Koalas in Australia’s Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. While these cuddly creatures sleep for 18-20 hours a day, there is something comforting about watching a snoozing Koala resting in a tree.

Follow An African Wildlife Webcam  

Visit the elephants in the Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa via remote webcam. Not only will you spot some of the largest elephants in the world, but you might also catch a view of the lions, leopards and buffalo which also live in this large wildlife reserve.  

Marvel at The Northern Lights 

Enjoy a magical natural light show via live webcam of the northern lights, or aurora borealis: Live and unedited shots of this natural wonder. 

Revisit Your Childhood Favourite Books

Put your feet up, close your eyes and enjoy channelling your inner child with bedtime stories read by celebrities.

Sing-Along with Carpool karaoke

Most of us only commute as far as the kitchen table these days, so watching a compilation of James Corden and friends singing carpool karaoke is a culture-filled alternative to that daily drive.   

Join a global concert – One Earth Live Concert 

An ‘online transformational festival’ to celebrate global unity. This concert is happening on the 23 and 24th May and is free to follow online.

Attend Royal Albert Hall From Home 

The famous Royal Albert Hall is streaming exclusive sessions from artists’ homes to your screen. This is true culture on the couch.  

Discover some of the Best of British Theatre 

The British National Theatre has also made videos of their plays available free online.  

Visit the Vienna State Opera 

Enjoy world-class opera and ballet for free from the comfort of your living room. The Vienna State Opera House is releasing their live-stream archives for free each evening. Follow online to find out what is on each night. 

Participate in an Online Design event. 

The design calendar has a huge list of creative talks, workshops, conferences and exhibitions you can join remotely from all over the world. Alternatively, Everbrite also has an extensive list of virtual conferences that are free to attend. 

We hope you enjoyed this small taster of the amazing talent and creativity that is being offered freely by organisations around the world. Please support them, share their links and let them know how much they are appreciated in this time of physical distancing.

“We were together even when we were apart.”

Shannon A. Thompson