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Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
01223 332900
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Ranked #6 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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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We happened upon the Fitzwilliam Museum, and spent an enjoyable late afternoon there wandering among the eclectic collection of art, architecture and artifacts. Well worth a visit!

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Bishop's Stortford
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7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Well laid out and with all interests covered. Very nice and affordable restaurant, if a little small. Good menu choice. Well laid out shop, again all interests covered here with many inexpensive choices for children.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Always on our list when visiting Cambridge - we return to say hello to favourite paintings (especially in the C19th rooms) and the building itself is especially beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is arranged on two floors, one dedicated to paintings and the other physical artefacts. In both cases individual rooms are given over to the geographic area of origin and period. There are two outstanding features shared by all the exhibits, quality and accessibility. Whether it's a painting or Egyptian tomb, the examples on display must be some of... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Loved the museum, too little time, superb selection of arts and sciences, could do with better mapping - got lost several times!

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Numurkah, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Fitz has some of the finest pictures , works of art and furniture to be found outside of London. The entrance gallery and staircase takes your breath away upon entry , and then it gets better! I found the two Thomas Tompion longcase clocks to be the standout exhibit for me . Some of the other English antique furniture... More

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was raining in Cambridge and we had 3 hours to kill before our walking tour so we decided to check out the Fitzwilliam Museum. In a nutshell, we were very impressed. It's amazing how much they have on display and it's free (although they do appreciate donations). To be honest, I mainly concentrated on the Egyptian galleries but having... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you like art and china as in cups and saucers and teapots then you'll love this place! My little one loved the Egyptian and roman sections, but then got a little bored, the shop is lovely and lots of nice items to take home.

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San Francisco, California
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The building itself is just beautiful and the small size makes it very manageable. We had time for only a small part, the paintings, which were lovely and lovingly displayed. The wall paint colors were especially well done and complimentary to the art. The museum shop and cafe are attractive under a glassed ceiling.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Quality pictures, shop and restaurant here....easy to get round and in lovely grounds....worth a visit especially if keen on pre-raphilite and some querky pies by Nash, Spencer and the softness of Gwendoline John.

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