In lockdown? No problem! In light of recent travel restrictions, Latitude Group Travel has been working to support teachers and students in their continued desire to explore and learn more about this incredible planet we live on.
As a result, we have curated an itinerary of the best online virtual tours, interactive online exhibits and live cameras. This is available for teachers and students to stream ANYWHERE in the world. There’s no need to miss out on educational adventures! Start your exploration of History below.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
What better place to start your exploration of History, than in Washington D.C. Here you will visit the renowned National Museum of Natural History – the eleventh most visited museum in the world. On this virtual tour, you can view the museum’s collection of over 145 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, meteorites and human cultural artefacts. Start your journey into the history of all things natural below.
Next, fly across the globe (from the comfort of your own home) and discover one of the biggest mysteries of the Neolithic period – Stonehenge. Explore one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments in this interactive virtual tour. Click on various parts of Stonehenge to find out how it was created, its origins and to discover some of its many secrets.
Great Wall of China
Continue your journey through History, with an awe-inspiring demonstration of ancient defensive architecture – the Great Wall of China. While it is called a ‘wall’, the Great Wall is actually much more. It is an integrated military defensive system with watch towers for surveillance, fortresses for command posts and logistics and beacon towers for communications. Discover the many secrets of this 21,196km structure here:
What better place to continue your exploration of History, than with a stop off at the world’s most visited museum – The Louvre. Check out the virtual tours of the Egyptian antiques collection, remains of the Louvre’s moat and the Galerie d’Apollon. Better yet, you can do all of this without having to squeeze through the crowds.
Your tour concludes with a virtual tour of the world’s oldest national public museum – the British Museum. Roam the halls, examine the exhibits and inspect famous historical objects. You can view the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies!