Explore the world from your sofa

Since more and more museums and galleries are creating or expanding their digital collections to make them available during the COVID-19 crisis, you’ve got plenty of material to inspire your inner poet.

Here’s a list of online museum collections to get you started on your poetic adventure. We’ll be adding to this page since new material is coming online every day. If you find a gem that we haven’t listed, please let us know!

National Gallery of AustraliaThe British Museum digital collections
Our Rivers Our HistoryAustralian Museum natural science & cultural collections
Natural History – Google Arts & CultureSmithsonian Institution online
Museum of Applied Arts & SciencesNational Women’s History Museum
Museums Victoria collectionsMuseo Galileo (history of science)
Museum of Western Australia onlineRosicrucian Egyptian Museum 360° Tour
National Museum Australia explorerOxford History of Science Museum
Victorian Collections onlineUltimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources
Melbourne Museum at HomeGoogle Open Heritage Project
Ashmolean Museum of Art & ArchitectureRecommendations from The Art Newsletter