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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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Description: 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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A must do if you visit Cambridge

Beautiful building and amazing contents - and its free! Fascinating museum with contents clearly laid out. All exhibits clearly labelled so that you can understand what they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful building and amazing contents - and its free! Fascinating museum with contents clearly laid out. All exhibits clearly labelled so that you can understand what they are. Cafe is good. Allow plenty of time for your visit.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to Cambridge a few times and this is the first time I have been to the Fitzwilliam Museum, I will definitely be going back. There is so much to see that it will take a few visits to see it all. I am amazed how close you can get to some famous painting which is really great... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The first time that I visited the Fitzwilliam Museum was as a primary school child and it started my love affair with History. The building itself stands out and is simple but beautiful. It has easy access for all, whether you are viewing it solo or with family and friends it is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.... More 

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Herts.
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fascinating with so many aspects of ancient history, well displayed with great information. School parties with guide were observed and the staff were fantastically knowledgeable and conveyed the history in excellent fashion. We will be back as we wanted to go on to the Scott Polar Exhibition so missed the art on the first floor - Next time.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Having read the reviews, we went to spend a morning here. Sadly very many of exhibits had no labels, very little to inspire, except the cafe which was the only highlight we found after 3 hours.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

They do lunchtime concerts and the exhibitions are well curated. The cafe is slow and expensive...better to cross thevroad and eat at Browns. The galleries are great...totally absorbing...go when the school kids are not about especially the very noisy overseas packs

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Leicester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a gem! Free to enter and so much to see. Constable, Monet, Degas, Picasso etc., etc., all are represented in this museum. Exhibits from Roman, Egyptian, Greek periods. A must for any visitor to Cambridge

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Louth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went as soon as it opened, because there wasn't many people in it felt like the guides in every room were watching you, made me feel uncomfortable. Some of the exhibitions were in dark rooms so you had difficulty reading the information as your shadow kept getting in the way. After I'd looked at three rooms of pottery I was... More 

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Bedford, England
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614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Extensive collection with many fine pieces, housed in an impressive building. The guide lists the room numbers and the subject matter within, so it is easy to find the art you are most interested in - good as there is so much to see. There should be something for everyone here. All exhibits are labelled so identification is easy. A... More 

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Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Right in the heart of Cambridge this Museum has a wonderful range of artefacts and artworks and is suitable for all ages. the range of exhibits is awe inspiring and once you have seen everything there is a great café to sit and relax in.

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