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Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
01223 332900
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Ranked #7 of 107 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including exhibits of English and European pottery and glass,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Fascinating exhibits of a huge variety of historic items. Free admission was good and no queues. Although a mild day, I found it a bit warm & stuffy, needed some fresh are or air-con.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a museum built to impress. The pillared front, and manicured grounds, bode well - and what's inside doesn't disappoint. The Fitz has something for every palate - a substantial collection of European art; chinaware; armour and weaponry; the ancient world; Egypt. If this sounds rather Victorian - well it is, unashamedly so, and all the better for it.... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This wonderful museum not only houses paintings, etchings, furniture, sculptures, but also antiquities and pottery. The building itself is beautiful, inside and out and centrally located. If possible, allow yourself plenty of time. I spent 5 hours, which would probably be a bit excessive for most visitors. Even though they are normally closed on Mondays, they are open on Monday... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We made two visits, but we were still unable to see and appreciate all of the wonderful collection of treasures. The supporting facilities (shop and café) were also first class.

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The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Small museum in an imposing building, with a wonderful eclectic collection. Excellent shop and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Housed in a beautiful building, the Fitzwilliam Museum is a must visit if one comes to Cambridge, free to enter, be warned that if you take a camera, you'll use all the pictures in here! They don't allow bags or large luggage to be taken, and will happily store smaller rucksacks free of charge. There is a cafe on site... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Palladian style exterior and just as stylish inside, especially in the main reception of the building with its dual winding staircase and extravagantly decorated dome. The Fitzwilliam truly lives up to its esteemed reputation with a vast array of exhibits both ancient and relatively modern. You are free to wonder around taking as many photos as you wish. The art... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This imposing building houses widely diverse exhibits. The important collection from antiquity - Ancient Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Rome - occupies much of First (Ground) Floor. There is also an impressive and extensive collection of European porcelain, principally from the 18th Century. The Second Floor is devoted to Art through the centuries from Italian Renaissance to modern times, including an important... More

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Cambridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. Some really interesting exhibits. Make sure you leave plenty of time to look around.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Amazing, Stunning! Intend to return to spend an entire day here. Couldn't find the museum shop but hopefully next time! Totally free! Making it ideal for families. A must see!

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