(The most interesting part is at the end of this article, follow through to experience ). Virtual museum tours have the ability to travel a historic space to experience even when we have never set foot there. Interactive online maps, image galleries or banks of 3D scans are some types of tours that museums often use before.
However, VR has completely changed the user experience and behavior. Join VRProTour to visit the top 03 Virtual Museum Tours to feel this difference.
Top 03 Virtual Museum Tours
01 – National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History is located at National Mall in Washington, D.C., USA. The museum’s collection contains over 126 million specimens including plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. According to a report, it is the third most visited museum in the world and the most visited museum in North America.
Good image quality, clear map system, diverse images are what we can see through this tour. However, the tour lacks transitional arrows to create a continuation for Virtual Tours. That is probably the reason why you find it difficult to have a broad view of the National Museum of Natural History.
From the user’s point of view, I think this tour will be more interesting and useful if you add plugins such as history information of each specimen, Background Music for users to enjoy their experience, Image Gallery to showcase 2D images of the artifacts, .. etc
02 – The Louvre
Louvre Museum is located in District 1, Paris city, France. The Louvre is the world’s most fascinating art and historical museum. This is a place to display artifacts of ancient civilizations, Islamic art and European art from the 13th century until the middle of the nineteenth century. With an area of 210 thousand square meters, the Louvre exhibits 35,000 of the 380,000 artifacts.
If you don’t want to queue for hours to get tickets to this museum, explore through a virtual tour of the Louvre.
03 – Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) is one of the largest art museums in the United States, located in the heart of New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns one of the world’s most diverse art collections and artifacts. There is a very rare collection of ancient and ancient Egyptian art, European art and ancient Greek and Roman treasures, medieval Islamic art, especially the association. European painting in the 20th century. MET is becoming the most famous attraction in New York.
The Met museum’s collection is so large that it cannot be seen on a visit. If there isn’t enough time for a full tour at MET, enjoy a series of 360 videos from within the museum. The clips are hosted on YouTube and each is accompanied by a short description of the content. The series allows viewers to explore The Met as never before through unique camera angles and the removal of protective covers on certain exhibits.
Anyone can create a Virtual Museum Tours easily with VRProTour
VRProTour provides an easy-to-use virtual tour platform to create a virtual museum tour from a 360-degree photo. In other words, VRProTour’s tour is a digital marketing tool created from a number of 360-degree photos that are stitched together, to appear as a seamless whole. It provides an interactive way to explore environments such as real estate, resorts, hotels, tourism destinations, clubs and more. The viewer can look around within the content created. It’s quite immersive visual experiences.
With VRPROTOUR, anyone can create a Virtual Museum Tours easily.
Step 2: Create a new project
Step 3: Enter Virtual Tour (a Project) title
Step 4: Drag & drop or Select panorama pictures from your computer or your cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive)
Step 5: Create Portal Hotspot to connect between virtual scenes
(a virtual scene is created from a panorama picture)
Step 6: You can add Hotspots such as Image, Video, Link, Content or Gallery in each scene to create multimedia information layers for the tour.
Select the hotspots, drag and drop it into position in the scene. Set up hotspot properties such as hotspot’s title, custom icon, etc…
Step 7: You can add Plugins such as Google Map, Web VR, Background Music, Floor plans, Photo Gallery and so on. Plugins create a better customer experience and direct them to the information you want them to discover on the tour.
THAT’S DONE!!! Let’s view a complete Virtual Museum Tours by click on the Live View button at the header.