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Fitzwilliam Museum

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Address: Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
Phone Number: 01223 332900
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece...

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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Exhibition at lunch time

An absolute treasure in the heart of Cambridge. A must see! Excellent museum lovely staff and interesting exhibitions

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
annt589
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute treasure in the heart of Cambridge. A must see! Excellent museum lovely staff and interesting exhibitions

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable visit full of interesting items and the curators where on hand to add more information when required. A great way to spend the afternoon and finish off with a cake and coffee in the café........

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting art works beautifully displayed in stunning rooms. Well worth a visit for the ceilings alone!

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Thank Louise M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter how many times my family visit this wonderful place we are never disappointed. We always try to visit one little part of the museum each time we come to Cambridge and with a GCSE art student eager to get inspiration it was a must to come and visit the paintings this time round. I want to see the... More 

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Thank Lottie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum sunday . What a wonderful place. My daughter aged 10 loved it. They gave her an age appropriate work sheet and off we went. They have some wonderful pieces of art and very interesting items. I loved walking round this museum. This is a great day out for all the family. We will go again soon.... More 

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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Fitzwilliam Museum is Cambridge University’s free public museum of art and antiquities, The library and art collection of the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam formed the basis of the collections which are interesting and varied. The building itself is imposing and the architecture itself worth a look if nothing else! If you are in Cambridge and need some intellectual stimulation, the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place never disappoints. Something for everyone and always a special exhibition or two. The permanent exhibits are beautifully displayed and the guides friendly and very informative. The special exhibitions are thoughtfully designed to provide background information and associated exhibits. There is a lovely cafe and well stocked shopping area with many unique items. Check the website for the numerous... More 

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Nr Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With some great exhibits this place deserves a visit if in Cambridge. We live locally and it is all too easy to take this for granted. Don't forget that it is free, although if you enjoyed it, they'd appreciate a donation. There are some fine impressionist paintings and SO much more. You need time and if local it is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we finally made it to the Fitz on a rainy day. We did some of the children activities, which our kids enjoyed. Would love to go back and spend more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice exhibitions. Could be open longer. Good for families and alone trip too. Nice ancient egypt exhibition. Kids enjoyed it too.

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