Here is a list of things to do while on lockdown. Please feel free to add others in the comments!
Arctic Travel Experts created 'virtual lights over Lapland' tour
Museums from around the world - Virtual, online tours
Access to 500 Museums & Art Galleries - Free, online
Future Learn - Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
Aquarium – Georgia aquarium allowing you to tour under the sea, live cams - otters, sea lions, pirana, jellyfish, etc.
Virtual farm trips - American dairy association
Virtual field trips - Created for children, but they look great for adults too!
Chester Zoo - Virtual tours - Via Facebook
Open Culture - 1,500 free courses from top Universities
450 Ivy League courses - you can take online FREE!
Open Culture - learn 48 different languages online - FREE
University of Alabama - Free online archaeology and Egyptology Uni courses (create an account to log on)
Open Learn - Free, online courses, Open university
BBC languages - Learn languages online free
FrenchTeacher.Net - Free French study packs
Sociology courses - Free online study
Creative courses - Free online study
Cambridge University Press - ALL 700 textbooks are currently available FREE in HTML format
Cambridge university - Higher education/Undergraduate courses and resources
Royal institute - Christmas lectures. A series of lectures presenting scientific subjects to a general audience in an entertaining manner.
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Milan Presse - French magazines available to download
Periodic videos - Science-related YouTube videos
Infobase databases and video streaming collections - Username: JCS_Distance and Password: learning to access:
iDEA - An international programme that helps you develop/demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free
U3A - Online courses for mature students
Blocky games - Games to help beginners learn computer programming skills
Scratch - Beginners computer programming games/projects
T.K.S.S.T - Smart videos for curious minds of all ages
Geography, nature, and history
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
Online film festival - Resistance in the Rainforest
Kent Wildlife association - Simple ideas you can do in the garden to help wildlife
World games - Geography games
Wild Science - Podcast
UK parliament - Politics, history, citizenship, etc. Written for children and young people, but lots of very interesting information, including how laws are made.
Historical association - Learn about 20th Century history
*Check the location/time zones of live-streamed concerts to calculate the UK start time. Time Zone calculator
Rotterdam Philharmonic musicians team up online to play Beethoven's 9th
Free Opera - Dates confirmed until the end of March. Check the website via the link for future dates to be added
Metropolitan Opera online, nightly streams
Free classical orchestras - Live streaming performances
Free Chamber music - Live streaming
Berlin Philharmonic orchestra - Live streams and performance archive
Announcements/lists - of worldwide performances being streamed
Livestream concerts list - artists and bands
Bands and artists - streaming performances
Full-length concerts - watch online free
Celebrities performing on social media
Facebook Virtual Choir - Duet with a choir online
Chris Martin (Coldplay) streaming from his home - YouTube
Arts and culture
J P Brewer - View classic paintings online
Walter's Museum - houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world. View some of the past, present, and future exhibitions
Google Arts and culture - Learn something new every day!
British Museum - Free videos
BBC Radio 4 - The History of the world - podcasts
50 things that made modern economy - Podcasts
Marquee TV - streaming arts and culture
Teaching history - 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students’ interest in history
Exploration of the day - Artistic website connecting people from around the world
Drama Online - Online theatrical performances
Black history - Telling the story of the black British experience
Kindle Unlimited - 2 months free access
Gutenburg - Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc.
Listening books.org - For people with Parkinson's Disease, visual impairment, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, mental health difficulty or learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, which impacts the ability to read or hold a book
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
Read great literature online - Free Ebooks, poetry, classic literature
Read Free Literature - also includes study guides
50,000 free ebooks - arranged by genre
Open Library Access - Free
Audible - Free for this period - Available in 6 languages
Learn a new skill or develop a current one!
Free, 3 months lessons online - Guitar, Fender, Base, Ukulele
Learn to touch-type - Free access Teach yourself to sing - 14-day free trial Music lessons with Myleen Klass - YouTube / Instagram Teach yourself to dance - Tap dance / Salsa dance / Dance Physique (dance fitness) / Take dance classes with Oti Mabuse - Facebook Tai-Chi - the moves and the method - BrightEducation Craft projects - Sew, Knit, Crotchet, quilt, and fun for the family too! How to grow food at home from food scraps - DIY and crafts Improve your memory - Click the link and scroll down for a few free videos in this series
Miscellaneous & entertainment
NASA's complete media library - now available online
Expeditions App- Free virtual Reality Augmentation app for all ages, to take virtual trips around the world to hundreds of destinations.
Podcasts - Free to download
Geopolitics - podcast
Musicals, shows, and movies
10 best Broadway shows to watch online free
76 free Musicals and theatre productions streaming online
Wind in The Willows - How to stream the West End performance free
National Theatre - Streaming shows on YouTube every Thursday
Open culture - 1,150 Free movies to watch online
Jamie Oliver - helps the nation with easy recipes, cooking tips, and ingenious hacks whilst many of us are staying at home. Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On starts Monday at 5:30pm on Channel 4
James Dyson foundation - Challenge cards - how many can you complete?
Board Game arena - Play board games online free
Roll20 - Build your own game - or play games with others online
Latest free stuff - UK site (if you are outside of the UK, google 'latest free stuff' and add your location)
Holiday Pirates - Updated Coronavirus information on travel
How to reduce high anxiety now: Thinking about past pleasant memories may help some people with immediate stress (article)
Autistic Health and Wellbeing - a space for autistic people to share the things that they have found helpful and healing
*Check the location/time zones of live-streamed masses to calculate the UK start time. Time Zone calculator Jehovah's Witnesses - Online readings, videos, bible Spiritualism - English version Spiritualism - Spanish version Catholic Mass - streamed online Masses from around the world - streamed online God stories today - telling the stories of ordinary people - YouTube