virtual backgrounds

A selection of amazing interiors, beautiful buildings and stunning landscapes to make your background the envy of the video call.

Here for Culture background

Over the last year, video calls have become a staple of our everyday lives. To help keep us connected with arts and heritage, this stunning curation of video backgrounds features many of the country's iconic cultural venues. 

Provided by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England, British Film Institute and Arts Council England, these backgrounds will transport you into amazing cultural locations so that you can brainstorm at Bodmin Jail, crunch numbers in Durham Cathedral, or just chat to friends and family in the virtual confines of the Old Royal Naval College.

Bored of that bookshelf background?

Is your wallpaper letting you down?

Too cold to sit in the garden?

This collection has been supplied by venues and organisations supported by the Culture Recovery Fund and is totally FREE to download.

Here's a look at just some of the many backgrounds available to download and show that you're #HereForCulture.

Chelsea Physic Garden

© Chelsea Physic Garden

© Chelsea Physic Garden

St George's Hall

© St George's Hall, Liverpool

© St George's Hall, Liverpool

Durham Cathedral

© Chapter of Durham Cathedral

© Chapter of Durham Cathedral

Savoy Heaton cinema

Savoy, Heaton

Savoy, Heaton

Windmill Hill, Windmill

© Windmill Hill, Windmill

© Windmill Hill, Windmill

Forum, Hexham

Forum, Hexham

Forum, Hexham

Manchester Museum Climate Control exhibition

© Paul Cliff

© Paul Cliff

Van Gogh Alive

© Pamela Raith

© Pamela Raith

Mayflower Theatre auditorium

© Mayflower Theatre

© Mayflower Theatre

Merlin Cinema, Cromer

Merlin Cinema, Cromer

Merlin Cinema, Cromer

Rio, Dalston (black and white)

Rio, Dalston

Rio, Dalston

Bodmin Jail, The Quartermaster's Store

© Bodmin Jail Attraction

© Bodmin Jail Attraction

Elizabeth Gaskell's House, the study

© elizabethgaskellshouse.co.uk

© elizabethgaskellshouse.co.uk

Eastnor Castle, Drawing Room

© Eastnor Castle

© Eastnor Castle

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Chelsea Physic Garden

© Chelsea Physic Garden

© Chelsea Physic Garden

St George's Hall

© St George's Hall, Liverpool

© St George's Hall, Liverpool

Durham Cathedral

© Chapter of Durham Cathedral

© Chapter of Durham Cathedral

Savoy Heaton cinema

Savoy, Heaton

Savoy, Heaton

Windmill Hill, Windmill

© Windmill Hill, Windmill

© Windmill Hill, Windmill

Forum, Hexham

Forum, Hexham

Forum, Hexham

Manchester Museum Climate Control exhibition

© Paul Cliff

© Paul Cliff

Van Gogh Alive

© Pamela Raith

© Pamela Raith

Mayflower Theatre auditorium

© Mayflower Theatre

© Mayflower Theatre

Merlin Cinema, Cromer

Merlin Cinema, Cromer

Merlin Cinema, Cromer

Rio, Dalston (black and white)

Rio, Dalston

Rio, Dalston

Bodmin Jail, The Quartermaster's Store

© Bodmin Jail Attraction

© Bodmin Jail Attraction

Elizabeth Gaskell's House, the study

© elizabethgaskellshouse.co.uk

© elizabethgaskellshouse.co.uk

Eastnor Castle, Drawing Room

© Eastnor Castle

© Eastnor Castle