Visit your couch then visit Bristol, England — virtually.

By Andrea Romano
April 02, 2020
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A virtual museum tour can only get you so far. What do you do when you want to see some of the best street art in the world when you’re stuck inside?

Since many places around the world have put quarantine measures in place to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), people everywhere are finding themselves confined to their homes, at least until the pandemic deescalates.

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Lots of organizations have stepped up to provide art and cultural experiences you can have online, but, if you’re a big Banksy fan, you probably can’t take a trip to Bristol to view some the street artists’ best works. That is, until now.

According to Lonely Planet, developer Cactus UK now has a tour of the city of Bristol, well-known for its famous street art, especially works by Banksy. The tour, named The Banksy Bristol Trail, can be accessed from your smartphone or iPad using an app that is downloadable for both iOS and Android users.

The tour not only takes you to see some of Banksy’s best works, including “The Mild Mild West,” “Well Hung Over,” and “Valentine’s Day,” it also gives details about the works, articles, and content from the artist’s Bristol Museum show and his Dismaland exhibit in Weston-Super-Mare, Lonely Planet reported.

And if you want to see more of Banksy’s works outside of the app, you can also go on a virtual tour of the Bristol Museum, which is home to the artist’s “Paintpot Angel” sculpture. You can also access dozens of other artists’ works around the museum, aside from Banksy.

According to Lonely Planet, there are other ways to discover Bristol, including a virtual tour of the SS Great Britain — Bristol’s top attraction — and a tour of the “We the Curious” exhibits at the city’s interactive science museum.

Download The Banksy Bristol Trail app on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).