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You can now go for a virtual walk around the British Museum

Isabelle Aron

Fancy doing something cultural but can't be arsed to leave your bed? Now you don't have to, because the British Museum has teamed up with Google so that you can view over 4,500 objects from the museum's collection online as part of the Google Cultural Institute. They've used the same technology behind Google Maps, so you can virtually wander around the Museum at your leisure - and it's pretty damn cool. Once you've chosen which floor you want to explore, it comes up with a list of items on that level so you can whizz straight through to a particular exhibit if you know what you're after.  

They've also curated some new virtual exhibits, including collections on Celtic life in Iron Age Britain and a condensed version of the museum's exhibition, Egypt: faith after the pharaohs. And you can even head down to the basement and take a stroll around the bright orange lockers, if you need a break from all those historical artefacts.

Find out more about how to virtually explore the British Museum.

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