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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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The Fitz is a Must-See!

When visiting Cambridge, be sure to visit the Fitz! This is an amazing attraction, and is free of charge. There are many collections of art, pottery, and much rich culture and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

When visiting Cambridge, be sure to visit the Fitz! This is an amazing attraction, and is free of charge. There are many collections of art, pottery, and much rich culture and history is viewable here. I thought it was very informative and very interesting.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Well displayed artefacts and excellent facilities. I thought the shop was well equipped and suitable for all price ranges. The cafe provided good food and staff were very pleasant

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Fitzwilliam museum has a collection that ranges from the very ancient world to the modern. The importance of the ancient collection rivals that of the British Museum in London, though smaller of course. In many ways it's was more accessible because of its size and quality. A particularly fine piece was a recent acquisition on display: a painted wooden... More 

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Guyhirn, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building. Interesting exhibits. Didn't see all of it and will definitely be going back. Free entry makes it even more attractive.

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Cognac, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I adore this lovely museum on Trumpington Street, it isn't too big but it is filled with lovely treasures. I can never tire of going here, always worth the visit time and time again.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I had not been here before and when wandering round Cambridge figured it would be nice to pay a visit. We arrived mid afternoon which upon arriving realised we had not given ourselves enough time to explore this large museum. There was far more here than I had originally thought. It is a very pleasant museum with plenty of space... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

To visit Cambridge without going to the Fitzwilliam is a crime. Some of the art works are international calibre. Don't miss the anvient mummies and see if you can join the kids in deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The first thing a staff member said to us, before we even got in the building was, "the child cannot sit on your shoulders in the gallery". Then my son came back to me in tears after being told off for being unaccompanied in the galleries (I was in the next room). Apparently you have to be 16 to be... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It is worth going just for the Treasured Possessions exhibition alone as that is phenomenal and extremely interesting with some unique items. There are some exquisite paintings, furniture and books in the Fitzwilliam. It took me 4 hours to see everything so it can take up a full afternoon or morning of your trip to Cambridge. There are currently some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Fabulous building housing a huge collection of art. we only had 2 hours to spare and i couldn't belief how many classic artists work we saw. these include Monet, Renoir, Van Dyke, Michael Angelo, Van Gough and many more. I'm no Art buff but I was stunned by the beautiful paintings and sculptures all around me. Biggest bonus? It is... More 

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