A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Click on any of the underlined headings/links below to find out more.

Virtual tours

  • Future Learn - Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
  • Virtual Tours  - Virtual online tours - including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries, etc.
  • Aquarium – Georgia aquarium allowing you to tour under the sea

Online learning

  • University of Alabama - Free online archaeology and Egyptology Uni courses (create an account to log on)
  • Open Learn - Free, online courses, Open university

 Geography and nature

  • Tutorful - Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources
  • Project Noah – Global site where you can view and share wildlife
  • Seterra - Free world geography, online quizzes


*Check the location/time zones of live-streamed concerts to calculate the UK start time. Time Zone calculator
  • Free Opera  - Dates confirmed until the end of March. Check the website via the link for future dates to be added

Arts and culture

  • Walter's Museum - houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world. View some of the past, present, and future exhibitions

 Literature online

  • Gutenburg - Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc.
  • Solomon Kingsnorth - Books in PDF, Word and audiobook format - Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty


  • Expeditions App- Free virtual Reality Augmentation app for all ages, to take virtual trips around the world to hundreds of destinations.


  • UK parliament  - Politics, history, citizenship, etc. Written for children and young people, but lots of very interesting information, including how laws are made.
  • National Trust sites  - Free access to their sites - please check their website first for updates

Anxiety/Mental health

Prayer resources

*Check the location/time zones of live-streamed masses to calculate the UK start time. Time Zone calculator