To go on tour virtually is IN

You can explore and discover places at least virtually.

London, Great Britain

London Transport Museum offers virtual tours for those interested. This is a unique opportunity to visit King William Street, Brompton Road and also Holborn (Kingsway) area with a tour guide via Zoom platform. Visit their website and find more details and ticket prices:

New York City, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Verizon launched The Met Unframed on Monday, an immersive virtual art and gaming experience.

It features "more than a dozen one-of-a-kind digitally rendered galleries and nearly 50 works of art from across The Met's vast collection," aiming to increase access to art in the time of coronavirus.

Visitors to can explore the digital galleries and play games that unlock augmented reality versions of the art. Games including trivia questions, riddles and a “Zoom and Spot” challenge encourage visitors to engage with the art, while one called “Analysis” uses infrared and XRF conservation documentation scans of paintings to allow users a peek at underdrawings and other hidden details in well-known Met works.

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Johannesburg, SA

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation will host its first virtual tour for the year over the weekend.

On 16 January, residents are invited to join writer David Fleminger for an illustrated presentation based on his book Fair Game.

Vice-chairperson at the foundation Flo Bird said, “We will discover the hidden history of the Kruger National Park, warthogs and all. From its establishment in 1898 as the humble Sabi Reserve, through the 50-year stewardship of its most dedicated warden [a stubborn Scotsman named James Stevenson Hamilton], to its rebirth as the Kruger National Park and beyond.

“It’s an engrossing tale filled with adventure, adversity and more than a few surprises. “So, join us for a grand historical safari as we recount the unlikely tale of an unwanted wasteland that grew into one of the greatest game reserves in the world.”

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