Oh, how wonderful. Now you can walk the floors of the British Museum, via Google Streetview, and get close-ups of 4,500 artefacts. No more trudging for miles through hordes of tourists, with nowhere to sit down except in the cafes…

Built over 15 months with the help of a Google employee with a camera on wheels [and] completed by the Google Cultural Institute after hours, with special light-bulbs being installed to ensure the lighting remained the same through the galleries. The results can now be used by members of the public, academics who wish to study objects in detail from home, or teachers, who are being encouraged to “bring their lessons to life” through the resources.”

Also very useful for visitors who are only ever going to get one pass at an in-person visit, and who want to learn the layout of the place first in order to maximise their time at the Museum.