We have compiled a selection of the most fascinating "home" excursions to the fabulous Crimean places, which will not only light up your leisure time, but will also allow you to learn a lot.
3D palaces and artifacts online
Some of the most refined and amazing palaces of the South Coast continue to instill feeling of beauty in their guests. Thus, on the website of the Alupka Palace and Park Museum-Reserve in the Virtual Visit section you will find absorbing video tours of the Vorontsov and Massandra palaces and the luxurious Vorontsov park. In addition, new thematic lectures and master classes for hand-made craft fans regularly appear there. From Monday to Friday, at 11:00 a.m. and at 02:00 p.m., the museum offers live tours on Instagram.
You can make a "walking tour" of the Livadia Palace Museum not leaving your home: the virtual tour includes the main entrance, the White Hall, waiting room and reception room, billiard room, Italian yard, Arabian yard.
Anton Chekhov's house-museum in Yalta also actively keeps its Instagram page. Their recent "click-bait" is an online culinary marathon of the writer’s family recipes, offering to cook by themselves and to taste Chekhov cuisine. You may ask where are the recipes from? The museum’s funds have preserved "delicious" books from the personal library of Chekhov’s sister Maria Chekhova, which are also exposed to the online visitors. And a virtual tour is available on the museum’s website, thanks to which you "visit" Anton Chekhov’s estate, "walk" through the garden, and "take a peek" into the living rooms of Belaya Dacha. Looking at the museum exhibits in 3D-format should be no less exciting. For example, you can study in detail the writer's rain-coat, his boots, hats and much more.
The Sevastopol Military History Museum-Reserve will not let you get bored on self-isolation. It has launched a series of online meetings on its YouTube channel − Pages of History − telling about the landmark sights of Sevastopol, museum exhibits, and about the Heroes of the Soviet Union. Chronicles of the Crimean offensive operation of 1944 are also available here. You also can follow the updates of the museum-reserve in other social networks: Instagram, Facebook, VKontakte.
The Tauric Chersonesos museum-preserve also successfully implements its Chersonesos Online project. Every day in its social networks (Instagram, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, Facebook), it offers the guests quizzes at 10:30 a.m., new video tours of Khersones at 12:00 a.m., interesting museum news at 3:00 p.m., articles on exhibits from the stock collection − at 5:00 p.m. In addition, 3D-panoramas of Antique and Byzantine expositions are presented on the official website. And in the Virtual Exhibitions section there are collections of photographs, illustrations and documents dedicated to the particular dates.
"Narrating" paintings and a collection of performances
What about a "walk" around the fortress erected in the 14th-15th centuries by the Genoese from northern Italy? The Sudak Fortress Museum-Reserve proposes to take a virtual tour of 360-degree panoramas and be inspired by the amazing views that open from the fortress towers and walls. Also, everyone can visit the historical museum (former Joachim Funk Dacha) and plunge into the Genoese Helmet festivals atmosphere of the past years. Also on the website is a quest game available in Sudak Fortress − again on 360-degree panoramas, offering the riddles that are all waiting for answers.
Multimedia guides ARTEFACT and izi.TRAVEL, with the most famous museum paintings in "stock" with voiced history and interactive points will help you to observe the Simferopol Art Museum from a distance. At the same time, on the website of it there is the Female Face of Victory photo and video exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory and the 110th anniversary of the birth of Valentina Grizodubova, a pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union, and a virtual exhibition of paintings and drawings: the Spring of Victory: of World War II theme in Crimean Art.
Or maybe you have long been missing Melpomene? Then turn on the YouTube channel of the Crimean State Youth Theater: here you will find online versions of the best performances and videos about the process of their staging, issues of the theater show Studio 22. Every week in the social networks of the Eupatoria Youth Theater (VKontakte, Facebook), the schedule of online broadcasts for the coming days is published. And on Instagram, actors invite to their live shows and good old home parties.
And to sum up the theatrical theme: the Sevastopol Academic Russian Lunacharsky Drama Theater is quite vividly and energetically promoting itself on the Internet. When asked why it is worth visiting them on social networks (VKontakte, Instagram, Facebook), the theater actors answer this way: to find out the theater’s repertoire online (archived performances are shown almost every night) and to follow the Together with Lunacharsky daily heading, in which actors share their recipes and life hacks with the audience. The devotees of art also hold live meetings with their fans: together they cook unusual dishes, play intellectual games, sing and even dance.