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Fitzwilliam Museum

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Museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including exhibits of English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, Chinese jades, and ceramics from Japan and Korea.
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Trumpington Street | Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
+44 1223 332900
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 November 2009

The Fitzwilliam has it all. A wonderful collection of paintings upstairs, a great range of artefacts downstairs and superb special exhibitions (the recent Darwin one was fascinating). All this and located in a fine building and no entrance fee. I quite often pop in just...More

4  Thank CultureVultureCamb
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Cambridge as part of a business trip and a colleague recommended that I see the Fitzwilliam as it was showcasing a display of Indian coins. Naturally, my interest was piqued and I took up the offer. Whilst the objects themselves were fascinating,...More

12  Thank SandeepGuptalSingh
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day- excellent tour and talk run by the Education Department, Felicity was brilliant and the children were amazed at her knowledge! Nathan was so kind when some of the children struggled with their painting on papyrus! The only downside was that we...More

Thank lking7108
Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic museum, with free entry, but donations welcomed. It has a fantastic art collection, including Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites and Dutch Golden Age masterpieces. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice cafe. Very well worth a visit.

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a great day out. Free entry but donations welcomed. You can easily spend hours here looking around.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit to see the Greek and Egyptian artefacts and they also have some art from big name painters such as Monet and Constable etc

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the museum on a Saturday. The staff were v helpful. It was not particularly busy. However, we came away dissatisfied with the exhibits. Little seemed to be from the last 200 years - where our interest is more directed. Despite this, we were...More

Thank BlankoMD
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited yesterday with our daughter, her godparents and her aunt and we all had a wonderful time. As a history lover, I liked that they had a range of subjects and my daughter (5) really enjoyed the displays, especially the Ancient Egypt section. The...More

Thank apearson1993
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely museum with well-laid out exhibits and some top-quality paintings. Furthermore, it's a manageable size - you can cover the whole museum in half a day without feeling exhausted. It's also in the centre and close to the colleges so easy to pop-in for...More

Thank empathology
Reviewed 1 week ago

it was quite a packet of surpise. Loaded with art from France, Italy and I even spotted well preserved pieces from my country India. There is a Virginia Woolf exhibition going on which is very good. Keeo enough time and explore it.Don't miss it .

Thank Osmita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads to see well marked with interesting facts. We didn’t visit the painting gallery as small children really weren’t interested but the rest of the museum was well set out with plenty for everyone to look at.

Thank TheTaylors9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating collections ranging from Medeival armour, fantastical ceramics, glassware, sculpture, art - fine and modern - with paintings and sculpture from all over the world housed in a beautiful building

Thank Abigail J
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26 November 2017|
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Response from cadburysno1fan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry read this too late ! I hope you had a good weekend non the less! Happy new year!
Elaine H
9 October 2017|
Response from Weekender2004 | Reviewed this property |
We don't sell pottery?
Ana B
4 March 2017|
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Response from mjesabel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, here is the link with Current and Future Exhibitions & Displays. I hope this help! Have a nice day!