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Home library: culture and entertainment

Websites to keep you entertained, such as virtual museum tours, digital archives and more.


The Science Museum - explore the online collection.

The Natural History Museum - a variety of virtual tours.

Ospreys webcam - webcam of the Rutland ospreys.


English Heritage - tours of English Heritage properties on YouTube.

The Social Distancing Festival - a calendar of live-streamed cultural events from around the world.

Open Culture - free cultural and educational media.

Europeana - cultural heritage from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives

National Theatre - full length plays every Thursday on YouTube.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) - explore the V&A's collections.

JSTOR open access publications - free academic content including ebooks and journals.

Google Arts and Culture - collections and exhibitions from cultural institutions around the world.

Books, poetry and writing

Words Matter by Wix - 10 online writing communities.

Fantastic Fiction - information about books.

Isolation series - authors create an original piece of work from short fiction and essays to audio and video.

The Poetry Station - a video channel and portal for poetry.

Poetry Archive - archive of sound recordings and poetry readings.

Project Gutenberg - a collection of free ebooks.

The Reading Agency - ideas for keeping your reading group active virtually.