Arts and culture


Arts and culture

Visit some of the world’s best museums, and delve into world history with these fascinating online tours and exhibitions. Whatever your interests, there’s sure to be something for everyone. 

Galleries and Art History 

Tour the NZ Portrait Gallery 

Get an in-depth look at the works of Christchurch artist Bill Sutton through a virtual tour at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. 

Journey to the Vatican  

Explore the incredible treasures and zoom in for a close-up at the  Vatican Museum. 

Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art  

Pay a virtual visit to New York’s famous ‘Met’, and get a 360-degree view of some of the museum’s grandest spaces. 

Stories from the National Women’s History Museum  

Read about ground-breaking female scientists, activists, athletes and adventurers at the National Women’s History Museum. 

Explore the collection at the British Museum 

Fascinating artefacts bring history to life in this online exhibition from the British Museum. 

Fabulous Frida at the Museo Frida Kahlo 

Frida Kahlo is known for her for her distinctive Mexican folk art, but a new exhibition at the Museo Frida Kahlo focuses on her colourful dresses and unique jewellery. 

Be amazed by the Louvre 

Take a trip to one of the world’s most famous art galleries to see Egyptian antiques, the remains of the Louvre’s moat, and the beautiful Galerie d’Apollon. 

Fit for Royalty 

Whether you’re interested in the history, interiors, or just feel like taking a nosy, click the links below to explore some of the world’s most famous palaces. 

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Cute corner

Who doesn’t love looking at cute animals? Whether it’s zoo critters or family pets, check out some of our favourite animal friends. You’re sure to get the warm fuzzies!

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Brain teasers

Put the grey matter to work with these fun games and quizzes including some great puzzle sheets to download.

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Well and good

Exercise and wellbeing ideas to boost the body and soul.

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Home exercise programme with Dan Hardie

Workout at home with a series of exercises designed by Summerset’s resident fitness expert and advisor Dan Hardie

Visit Dan's exercise program

Cooking with a MasterChef

Join MasterChef winner, Brett McGregor, in our interactive cooking series. Each themed episode takes you through the featured recipes step-by-step so you can easily re-create them at home. Click below to learn more.

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