THERE are only so many episodes of Love Is Blind we can watch on Netflix before our brains turn to mush.

But while we are cooped up at home, we can still keep our minds curious and our wanderlust alive.

 You might be stuck at home but it doesn't mean you should let your brain turn to mush, instead hop on a top virtual tour around nine amazing European museums

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You might be stuck at home but it doesn’t mean you should let your brain turn to mush, instead hop on a top virtual tour around nine amazing European museumsCredit: Getty – Contributor

To introduce a little colour to our grey matter, we have teamed up with holiday rental experts Holidu to find top virtual tours around nine amazing European museums.

You won’t have to queue for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa’s smile, or face death by selfie stick at Monet’s Water Lillies.

Instead, grab a front row seat to Europe’s best culture – all from the comfort of your sofa.

THE LOUVRE

 You won’t have to queue for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa’s smile

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You won’t have to queue for a glimpse of the Mona Lisa’s smileCredit: Alamy

THE Parisian gem is the world’s largest art and antiques museum, holding world-famous pieces such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the 2nd Century Winged Victory of Samothrace.

Unfortunately, it’s also the most popular museum in Europe on Instagram, meaning visitors are more focused on taking selfies with the art than enjoying it, so you are better off seeing it online. See louvre.fr.

STATE HERMITAGE

 Fly virtually to Saint Petersburg, home to State Hermitage where its collection comprises more than 3 million works of art

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Fly virtually to Saint Petersburg, home to State Hermitage where its collection comprises more than 3 million works of artCredit: EPA

NEXT up, we fly east over Europe and land in Saint Petersburg, the imperial capital of Russia for nearly two centuries, which is also home to the largest museum in the world in terms of exhibits.

The State Hermitage collection comprises more than 3 million works of art and artefacts, all of which can be viewed virtually on their extensive online platform. See hermitagemuseum.org.

VATICAN

 If you are an art lover, the perfect destination is the Vatican in the heart of Italy’s capital

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If you are an art lover, the perfect destination is the Vatican in the heart of Italy’s capital

NO art lovers’ trip around Europe is complete without a visit to the Musei Vaticani. Located in Vatican City – in the heart of Italy’s capital Rome and home to the Pope – it hosts a grand collection of art and sculpture collected by the Roman Catholic Church over the centuries.

It includes several of the most renowned Roman sculptures. See museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html.

RIJKSMUSEUM

 Look around Amsterdam State Museum, featuring art by Vermeer and Rembrandt

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Look around Amsterdam State Museum, featuring art by Vermeer and RembrandtCredit: Getty – Contributor

THE name, which you may find difficult to pronounce, simply means Amsterdam State Museum. It is the most important museum in the Netherlands, both in terms of the amount of visitors and the number of works on display.

Featuring art by Vermeer and Rembrandt, the Rijksmuseum is dedicated to the country’s fine arts, crafts and history. See artsandculture.google.com/partner/rijksmuseum.

BRITISH MUSEUM

 Explore the British Museum and scroll through the ages

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Explore the British Museum and scroll through the agesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

LONDON is a cultural hub just waiting to be explored, and what better way to dive into history than by using the resources at the British Museum? It contains one of the most important collections in the world, illustrating the evolution of Man from his beginnings to present day.

Scroll through the ages as you explore art, history, religion, conflict and more. See britishmuseum.withgoogle.com.

MUSEE D’ORSAY

 Have a peak inside the Musée d'Orsay, which holds the largest collection of impressionist works in the world

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Have a peak inside the Musée d’Orsay, which holds the largest collection of impressionist works in the worldCredit: Alamy

WE return to Paris for a museum housed in an old railway station that holds the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works in the world.

The website allows you to feast your eyes on a variety of works from oil paintings, canvases, sculptures and furniture to themes surrounding impressionism and French history. See m.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html.

MUSEE D’ART MODERNE

 This museum has the most incredible collection of contemporary art

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This museum has the most incredible collection of contemporary artCredit: Getty – Contributor

ANOTHER treasure of the City of Light, the Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (also known as MAM Paris) holds a collection of 20th and 21st Century modern and contemporary art.

Browse the online archives to view the works of prominent artists, such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Robert Delaunay, Andy Warhol and many others. See mam.paris.fr.

VAN GOGH MUSEUM

 You can't be an art lover without visiting the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to the best works from the post-impressionist painter

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You can’t be an art lover without visiting the Van Gogh Museum, dedicated to the best works from the post-impressionist painterCredit: Getty – Contributor

THE Amsterdam art museum is named after one of the most influential artists, Vincent van Gogh.

Dedicated to the works of the post-impressionist painter, this museum has access to amazing online resources including stories of his life and works and a wide variety of child-friendly information to keep youngsters entertained and educated. See vangoghmuseum.nl.

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