YouTube releases 360 degree tour of Buckingham Palace

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YouTube has shared an inside look at England’s Buckingham Palace with a 360-degree video tour experience as part of a new Google Expeditions app that offers virtual adventures for school children.

Using the new Buckingham Palace tour video, viewers are able to enjoy a view of the historic building’s grand staircase, as well as explore lavish picture galleries and iconic British ballrooms.

The Buckingham Palace project has been made possible thanks to 360-degree technology that was implemented on the video-sharing website last year. There’s a wide range of VR headsets on the market now at varying prices, but even the cheapest of these, Google Cardboard, is all that’s needed to make the most of YouTube’s VR offerings.

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Thanks to the VR potential of Google Expedition, children, their teachers and families can visit the Palace, wherever they live.”[/pullquote]

Fans can enjoy the tour by going on the British Monarchy YouTube channel on their PC or Mac.

Fans can see the Grand Staircase as well as art from the Royal Collection.

Jemima Rellie, from the Royal Collection Trust, said: “For schoolchildren, Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic, magical buildings in the world.”

“We’re terrifically excited that, thanks to the VR potential of Google Expedition, children, their teachers and families can visit the Palace, wherever they live.’

The Buckingham Palace tour is part of the Google Expeditions app which includes visits to other great locations and landmarks such as The White House and Mount Fuji.

Which historic buildings would you like to see feature in YouTube’s next 360 degree project? Let us know by tweeting us at @TubeChum.

Feature image credit – Captain Roger Fenton

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