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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Toronto, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The building itself is as fine an example of Victorian neo-classical pomposity as you'll find (I mean that as a compliment!). And inside is a wonderful and varied collection. Entrance is free, so even if museums aren't usually your thing why not give it a try? Perhaps something will catch your eye. There's a wonderful Egyptian collection and superb greek... More

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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My children love the Egyptian room, and especially seeing the Mummies. The art galleries are spectacular and there are a wealth of artefacts from ancient times up to the 20th century. Should be something to interest everyone from works of art to weapons. The building itself is lovely too. Entry is free, with donation boxes placed at the entrance but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed ranging around the museum. The number of very well arranged collections was great.

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Moscow, Russia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The museum has vast collection which covers period from aicient times till 20th century I was much surprised to see a collection of drafts by impressionists - Sezanne, Monet, Sisley... works by Rodin. It is one room only, but it worth visiting just to see these sketches and paintings of the masters. For those who is inetersted in porcelain the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Fitzwilliam Museum is probably not half as well known as it deserves. it has a splendid, eclectic collection of art from all over the world, a history of ceramics, a large collection of fans, and many other things. The paintings are hung in a too crowded manner but the lower levels contain displays in a didactic and modern way,... More

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