Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Have you ever toured the ancient Maya temples or met the inspirational figures of Black history? Do you want to learn about Japan’s unique food culture or incredible Indian railways?

Google Arts & Culture puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips. From the suffragettes who fought for women’s rights, to performing arts at the Paris Opera, to NASA’s archive of stunning images, discover stories about our cultural heritage. It’s your doorway to explore the art, history, people and wonders of our world.

• Art Transfer – Take a photo and transform it with classic artworks
• Art Selfie – Discover portraits that look like you
• Colour Palette – Find art by using the colours of your photo
• Art Projector – See how artworks look in real size
• Pocket Gallery – Wander through immersive galleries and get up close to art
• Art Camera – Explore high-definition artworks
• 360° videos – Experience culture in 360 degrees
• Virtual reality tours – Step inside world-class museums
• Street View – Tour famous sites and landmarks
• Explore by time and colour – Travel through time and see the rainbow through art
• Art Recogniser – Point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums only)

More features:
• Exhibits – Take guided tours curated by experts
• Favourites – Save and group your favourite artworks into galleries to share with friends or students
• Nearby – Find museums and exhibitions near you
• Notifications – Subscribe to receive weekly highlights or favourite content updates
• Translate – Use the translate button to read about exhibits from around the world in your language

Permissions notice:
• Location: used to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location
• Camera: used to recognise artworks and provide related information about them

What’s New

Version 9.0.38

• Does your pet's photo belong in a museum? With Pet Portraits, compare your pet photo to artworks from museums around the world
• We also have a brand-new immersive look and feel for the Camera menu

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

CasparShelley ,

No back button

Fantastic app. Surfaces great art content from all over the world. So much to learn and experience. I couldn’t care less about the selfie feature but why oh why is there no back button? So many times, deep in some interesting corner of the app/world of art, I’ve accidentally clicked what looks like the back button at the top left to completely lose everything I was looking at. Re-browsing is no fun solution. Strange omission.

Zxastskr ,

Nothing in Cork on the app

Nearest ‘nearby’ recommendation was in Dublin, 140 miles away.

Peter whittaker ,

No back button?!

Well it’s there, but you can’t access it on iphone. Doesn’t seem to work properly on iPad either. Did anyone test this app properly before deployment?
Also, can’t use AR feature on iPad 11”.

App Privacy

The developer, Google LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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