The University of Minnesota museum has gone digital. In line with the MuseumFromHome movement and many museums across the globe, Glensheen is finding innovative ways to bring the century-old historic home to you on your couch. START TOURING GLENSHEEN IN 360º
Best ways to experience the Virtual Tour
- Choose your Virtual Tour Enhancement – Virtual Treasure Book or Glensheen App
- Download & open the Glensheen app on your smartphone (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play)
- Or print the Virtual Treasure Book
- Open the 360º virtual tour on a laptop or desktop
- Use the Virtual Treasure Book as an eye-spy game or the Glensheen app for audio snippets to enhance your experience as you virtually explore the mansion
In partnership with Explore Minnesota, Visit Duluth, and Alleycat Photography, Glensheen launched a 360º virtual tour experience that is available HERE free of charge.
Virtual tour guests can experience their favorite rooms on the main floor like the famous Breakfast Room, explore the summery-green grounds, and see the second floor. Yes, this means you could make the favorite, “Green Room” or Breakfast Room, your virtual office backdrop – making it feel like your home office while basking in the sunshine among the floor to ceiling green tiles.
Virtual Treasure Book
This new enhancement was designed after the success of the original in-person Treasure Book that was created in 2015 for guests on tour while exploring the mansion. This is an eye-spy game intended to be used within the Glensheen Virtual Tour. The Virtual Treasure Book makes a virtual tour experience way more fun than most other Virtual Tours… which can get boring pretty quickly. During the COVID-19 closure, the new Treasure Book is available as a free download to enhance the 360º virtual tour experience.
How do you use the Virtual Tour Treasure Book?
- Download the Virtual Tour Treasure Book –HERE
- Print it off (Be sure to select ‘fit to page’ in your print settings)
- Go to Glensheen’s Virtual Tour
- Use the Treasure Book as you guide yourself through the mansion
Glensheen Mansion launched the tour app through the museum app company, Encurate, in 2019 to enhance the self-guided tour experience. With maps and audio descriptions for nearly every room, the app is a complementary tool to not only the General Admission in-person experience but now also, the Glensheen 360º virtual tour. Feeling a little stir crazy? The app and Glensheen 360º also allows you to explore the grounds and 12-acre estate.
Glensheen at Home Hack: We suggest viewing the 360º virtual tour on a desktop or laptop while using the Glensheen app on a smartphone. With a little bit of manual work, you can connect what you’re seeing on your computer with the descriptions you’re hearing from the app on your phone.
Glensheen Coloring Book
We’ve just digitized our Glensheen Coloring Book. It is usually available for purchase in the Gift Shop, but we are giving you the digital file for free. Simply click below, download, print the file, and color away!
Test your Glensheen visual memory and enjoy uncovering the Glensheen image below by putting together this digital puzzle. Then explore the additional puzzles if you’d like more Glensheen puzzles to complete!
Glensheen Garden Puzzle – 117 pieces
Historic Glensheen Greenhouse – 70 pieces
Living Room – 48 pieces
Chester and son – 150 pieces
Marjorie’s Vase – 96 pieces