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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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Hook, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Well set up and organised. Good range of exhibits. Need to take time to get the best benefit. Good café facility with quality food. Impressive setting. Clean well maintained facilities and shop with wide range of products.

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Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is a small version of British Museum--maybe 10% of it. It has history of Egypt, Greek, Italy, France, China, British, etc. Nice paintings and monuments. It is free and must visit if you like history. Nice cafeteria is inside to have a pot of tea.

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Barking, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited this museum on a recent trip to Cambridge. We had been recommended to go there by a friend. The frontage and inside is very impressive, built in the style of a Greek temple. I was particularly interested in the Egyptian exhibits and learnt a great deal of fascinating facts. There is so much to see, you would need... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visit Cambridge alot but this was the first time I had been here as I usually visit on a Monday and its always shut on a Monday. Im so pleased I made the effort to go. I had a fantastic morning walking around and looking at all the exhibits in there. It was nice as there was no one... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The setting of this museum is a delight in itself. The range of treasures they have on show is amazing! A must visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a surprising museum! We stumbled upon this after punting on the Cam river in Cambridge. The building itself is simply amazing - like a Greek Temple on the outside and words fail on the interior. Beautiful marble, high domed ceilings and filled to the brim with antiquities form Greece, Rome, Persia, and all over Asia and the Middle East.... More

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Chaloupky, Stredocesky Kraj, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful building with amazing expositure. Must see museum for all art and historic lovers. Never too busy so you can enjoy all fascinating things and spent hours in quiet and relaxing atmosphere. It´s free and you can get some drinks and snacks in cafe or buy suvenirs in musem shop

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Ely
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited the museum on a recent trip to Cambridge mixed with shopping. Lots to see depending upon your interest Free entry with a cafe and shop within Good place to spend 1 hour or many more depending upon how much you want to see

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great collection of paintings - well worth a visit! We hadn't planned to go, but because of the incredibly heavy rain we altered our plans and I'm very glad we did.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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