Although museums are currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, you can still enjoy culture from your couch with these free virtual exhibitions from museums across London. See new exhibitions as they’re transferred online, revisit past London exhibitions or explore some of the best museums in London in a new way with virtual tours.
Virtual exhibitions to enjoy at home
200 Exhibits at Florence Nightingale Museum
London Calling at Museum of London
Culture Under Attack at IWM London
If you missed IWM London’s recent Culture Under Attack season, check it out online with Google Arts and Culture. Learn how conflict has hindered and even helped culture, uncover plans to hide famous artworks during wartime and follow the tales of musicians who played on during the Second World War.
Find out more about the exhibition, alongside lots of other documentaries and videos, on IWM London's YouTube channel.
Industrial Islington at London Canal Museum
Natural History Museum's digital exhibitions
Science Museum's virtual exhibitions
The Design Museum's past exhibitions
Hidden London Hangouts and Poster Art 150 at London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum’s Hidden London exhibition may be temporarily closed, but its curators and experts are using their talents to highlight hidden spots of the Underground and key facts from the exhibition with weekly Hidden London Hangouts on YouTube.
You can also revisit the museum's Poster Art 150 exhibition online, which features 150 of the most iconic posters from its wide-ranging collection.
Voices from the Deep at The Postal Museum
Noteworthy Women at the Bank of England Museum
Fatberg! at Museum of London
Virtual tours and online museum collections
Discover more cultural things to do at home by exploring museum collections, virtual tours of London museums and online archives.
British Museum virtual tour
Household Cavalry Museum virtual tour
Churchill War Rooms virtual tour
Sir John Soane's Museum virtual tour
Royal Museums Greenwich online collection
Work your way through maritime marvels, historic artefacts and items relating to time and space as part of the Royal Museums Greenwich’s online collections. Encounter 300 ship figureheads, look through crew lists and see Nelson’s ship in a bottle from the group of museums including Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House.
Tune in to the Royal Museums Greenwich's Facebook live streams every Thursday to hear museum curators and experts delve further into stories of sea, space, history and creativity.
The V&A online collection
Wellcome Collection online collection
Fusing medicine, art and science, the Wellcome Collection is a great place to learn how our lives and health are influenced by the world around us. While its thought-provoking exhibitions are closed, take the time to trawl through hundreds of images and artworks housed in the Wellcome Collection online.
Discover more cultural highlights with the capital's top virtual art exhibitions, find plenty more things to do when you’re bored at home with our Virtually London guide, pick up a new skill with online learning experiences and keep in shape with online exercise classes.
Make sure to download the Visit London app for more virtual exhibitions in London.