Cultural Online resources

A selection (most from 2020) of some of the many wonderful resources that people have been putting online to help keep us interested, informed, involved while staying at home, including heritage, music, landscape, stained glass … More added from time to time … (But not updated)

For other resources, see three other posts: Online resources – heritage & the arts and Online resources – swim advice + exercise & health and Online resources – places, nature, wildlife

A massive range of collaborative resources for coronavirus, including things to do when staying at home, how to do things differently …

A random selection of other interesting resources …

Environmental Education Virtual Field Trips for Nature Lovers, (Thanks for this link (January 2024) to Brendan and Annie at

Virtual tour of museums in Singapore, together with guide to the museums (thanks to Aubrey from for this one)

Walking Weirdly Explore Indoors – Payhip

Distance Socialising -sharing online events, gatherings and watch parties

Let’s get cultural and creative online – Suffolk Libraries

Ideas to spark creativity

EDP roundup of online events

Dan Snow’s History Hit: Origins of the Spanish Flu on Apple Podcasts

These 20 women were trailblazing explorers—why did history forget them?

Coronavirus: Buckinghamshire couple dress in period costumes for walks – BBC News

People dressing up as in paintings

Art calogues to download (I couldn’t find them)

Culture in Quarantine – BBC Arts

British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free

Cultural and political history, 1978 Film, due for release Sept and

Shakespeare’s Globe is streaming ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for free for the next fortnight (23 Apr)

Patrick Stewart @SirPatStew #ASonnetADay (on Twitter)

Theatre For All – West End Shows Available To Stream – Felixstowe Spy

Music and nature – Dawn chorus event 16 May (and generally) or


Zoom/virtual jazz – proud that two of these are my talented cousins, Millie vocals and Miranda on drums! Richmond Trust Virtual Jazz Band – Fly Me To The Moon

Yo-Yo Ma (@YoYo_Ma)will be playing Bach’s complete cello suites live 24 May as a memorial to those we lost and a tribute to the resilience of our communities. Until then, this is the Prelude from Suite No. 2. #songsofcomfort

Karol Szymanowski’s Etude op. 4 no. 3 in B flat minor, Nico de Villiers (and other pieces)

Gareth Malone’s online choir

Free online choral workshop with David Hill, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Monday 4 May 2020 6.30-8.00pm

Aude Gotto have made publicly available their recording of one of J.S. Bach’s cantatas for Easter Sunday: ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’, BWV 4. Click here.

Bach’s St John Passion Live Performance | English Touring Opera

Watch “St John Passion from Isolation – Episode 1” on YouTube

Will Fen: ‘LONELY PIANIST’, a daily piano piece

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments

Classical music free online: ClassicFM, including lists of concerts etc

ClassicMPR, lists of concerts etc

BBC Radio 3 on the Sounds app  (you need to register/sign in)

Leigh Folk Festival (virtual), archived on YouTube channel,

Norfolk Record Office: Unlocking Our Sound Heritage – activity packs, learning resources, and games to help to keep kids entertained during lock down, and to assist parents who are home schooling.  Packs include:

-Music Activity Pack: Discover the wonderful world of an orchestra, learn about instrument families, make your own instrument, and hear the music of the English composer Benjamin Britten.

-The Science of Sound Activity Pack: Learn how sound is made through interesting facts and hands on experiments, play a tune in a water xylophone, and have a long distance conversation through a piece of string.

Virtual tours:


Several Facebook groups

Virtual tour of “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection”

The Stained Glass Museum – browse collections by title or period, and their list of external links

British Society of Master Glass Painters, external links and

Suffolk (and Shrewsbury) Rope family stained glass artists and

Mary Lowndes stained glass artist, Flickr group

My photos of one third of Mary Lowndes’ windows