Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to get bored. Canadian museums and cultural institutions are working to provide you with the entertainment you might find within their walls — but entirely online. These are some of the web-based museum tours and events you can explore without leaving the house.
Do you love Shakespeare but don’t feel up to reading the Elizabethan English yourself? Never fear — regardless of your favourite play from the bard, you can watch a number of them thanks to the Stratford Festival. Many of the plays are available online through the CBC Gem app, allowing you to experience fine stagecraft without visiting the theatre.
Canadian Museum of History
The Canadian Museum of History is filled to the brim with wonderful exhibits, and its website is no different. Explore Canada of the past through one of the museum’s many online exhibits. You can even check out Alex Janvier’s “Morning Star” or an exhibit that looks at the history of Canadian fashion.
Royal Ontario Museum
Whether you want to learn more about ancient Greek history or look at some more recent Canadian relics, the Royal Ontario Museum has something for you. This museum has an extensive online collection, offering you the chance to check out over 45,000 objects that are housed within its walls. You can also explore the museum itself via Google Street View.
Here at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto, we encourage you to take advantage of these great cultural opportunities while enjoying the comfort and safety of your own home.