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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
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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What a beautiful building!

This is always a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. There's a wide variety of things to see here. Personally, my highlight is the building itself. It was purpose-built as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is always a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. There's a wide variety of things to see here. Personally, my highlight is the building itself. It was purpose-built as a museum, and it's lovely, especially the view at the top of the main staircase. The cafe is good but expensive, and gets very busy.

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best "local" museums in Great Britain and well worth the trouble of a visit if you are in Cambridge a short walk from the centre of the city a visit and then lunch is an ideal itinerary.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to spend some happy hours marvelling at the rich array of exhibits. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is usually a exhibition of note to visit and you can relax later in the lovely café and excellent shop, Well worth a visit indeed!!

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

I love a stroll around the Fitzwilliam. The staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful. The building itself is worth admiring. A regular visitor who plans to return and maybe do a guided tour in the future.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Imposing building which is crammed full of treasures. They have a large and beautiful collection of Impressionist paintings which is worth the visit alone. Amazing collection of glass and china too which is worth a look at. It's closed on Mondays, so plan your trip around that.

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preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

easy to spend a few hours here and free admission, loads of art work and its well organised into different areas, good cafe reasonably priced, lots of staff to ask questions.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the diversity of the museum exhibits. Really something for everyone. We went primarily for the art. What a treat. Again such diversity. It was great to be able to get up close to the pictures to examine the detail. Some of the pictures/ exhibits were too high up to be fully appreciated. This seems to be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Fitzwilliam is a stellar museum of art and antiquities with an eclectic, massive set collection and terrific temporary exhibits. Entrance is donation only and there's a nice café and gift shop. Highly recommended!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A bit stuffy, but full of amazing treasures and beautiful displays. This museum does the University of Cambridge justice, and is worth several hours-long visits. Be sure to check the website ahead of time as many of the galleries have changing displays with specific historical significance or meaning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Came here with the family for a random trip out and really enjoyed it. would definitely come here again

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