Virtual Tour of the PHM’s Main Galleries

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Virtual Tour of the PHM's Main Galleries
People's History Museum

Take a 3D tour of PHM's main galleries, online, Until 31 December 2020, free entry - Visit now

By now I feel well adjusted to digesting my museum and art gallery visits through a screen. The Virtual tour of PHM’s main galleries (PHM is the the People’s History Museum), however, is one of my most enjoyable experiences yet. This thoroughly well constructed interactive online museum is filled with things to watch, read and listen to as well as a very well chosen visual path. From the virtual walkway, you manage to see most of the exhibits as well as you would if standing in the room.

you have to ‘walk’ through the galleries with inquisitive mouse clicks

The People’s History Museum is the national museum of Democracy. With exhibitions detailing the history of unions, activist groups and partisan politics. See for yourself, the artefacts left behind in the wake of the centuries of social revolutions. Hear stories from the fight for workers rights, see banners from the women’s rights movement as well as merchandise produced to support the liberation of LGBTQIA+ communities. The collections are uplifting proof that activism and cooperation can lead to change. Something we will always need as the world and our society evolves.

The Museum will reopen again from the 3rd December, when you’ll be able to visit the collections in person. However, as far as replacements go, this tour does a very good job of providing you with an inspiring experience. I’m not sure exactly what it is that makes this virtual tour feel more connected than others. Maybe it’s hearing directly from the people who’ve curated it, or maybe it’s the way you have to ‘walk’ through the galleries with inquisitive mouse clicks. Whatever the reason, this virtual tour of PHM’s main galleries will definitely scratch that political itch and make you feel impassioned about democracy.

Take a 3D tour of PHM's main galleries, online

Until 31 December 2020
Free entry