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English Heritage, Google collaborate to offer free virtual tours

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, November 8, 2017 | 11:00 am
English Heritage, Google collaborate to offer free virtual tours

Battle Abbey and Battlefield (English Heritage/File)

Want to see spectacular old English architecture at its finest? Many people do, but it can often prove too costly for those who do not live in the United Kingdom.

Fortunately, Google Arts And Culture and English Heritage are helping people across the world see the magnificent sites without emptying their wallets. 

According to the Guardian, Google Arts And Culture has been providing free virtual tours since 2011. Their virtual tours range from galleries to museums.

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With the new addition of 29 old English Heritage sites to their tour roster, their collection continues to grow even wider. 

All the shots were composed by a 360-degree camera. The BBC reported that head of collections for English Heritage Matt Thompson said of the collaboration: "We've been able to bring people closer to our historic masterpieces than ever before, open up our storehouses to a global audience, and showcase hitherto unseen artifacts."

Among the towering castles, people taking the virtual tours will also get the chance to see artifacts that have tended to be closed off to the public, such as a giant canvas painting of the Battle of Hastings. (ezr/kes)