Imagine the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Gallery, the Tate, the Wallace Collection, Royal Armories, Sir John Soane’s Museum and Imperial War Museum all in one place.
Now imagine no more, since the National Museums Online Learning Project will launch online this week, a collective site involving all those institutions. It means one search can cover the collections of them all.
Users will also be able to set up social networking sites on the site where they can talk to each other and share their finds.
"What we want is people to be inspired and talk to each other," Carolyn Royston of the Victoria and Albert Museum told the BBC.
"They will be able to create communities of interest around collections."