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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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Outstanding collections but poorly run

I'd read online that there was good disabled access at the Fitzwilliam, but when we arrived there was little signage to indicate which entrance to use. At the main door we asked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'd read online that there was good disabled access at the Fitzwilliam, but when we arrived there was little signage to indicate which entrance to use. At the main door we asked about the advertised portable seating for disabled folks, but nothing was known about it. We were also told that the child’s scooter we were carrying could not go... More 

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

Pottery, fans, armour, paintings and more. Usually 1 or 2 temporary exhibitions. Relaxed atmosphere often with art student s sketching.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge is free and has a lot of interest - paintings, sculptures, multiple items of interest from the past. We attended a special exhibition on shopping down through the ages, with many wonderful items owned by people - clothing, jewellery, small items like decorated boxes, small religious devotion items and much more. The rest of the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Fitzwilliam Museum is located five minutes from the city center, and it has stunning collection including artifacts and objects of art from the Ancient Egypt to 20th century. At all times has special exhibitions definitely worth your time!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

For a modestly sized museum, the Fitzwilliam has quite a collection. We signed up for the Saturday tour - a nice overview of what is there, although the tour guide seemed rather flustered at having to compress things into one hour. There are well-known artists on display and a reasonable number of historical references. If we had more time, we... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The museum covers plenty of eras and types of artwork. We only covered the ground floor as I was in a Greco-Roman-Egyptian mood. Good exhibits and well displayed. Staff were helpful and it was a good couple of hours. We tried the cafe and the food was good too.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited this museum whilst on a weekend visit to Cambridge. What a fantastic place. It is huge with such an interesting array of artworks and other treasures. Easily a day needed to cover this place fully. Well laid out, with lots of literature available in all galleries plus the entry is free. An absolute must!

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midlands, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I popped in here as passing and hadn't planned as part of my day trip, but very glad I did. There are some works by famous artists (El Greco, Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso). This was a very pleasant surprise. There is also a café and well stocked shop there

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic museum, a must when visiting Cambridge. Picasso, Turner, Matisse, Monet, all under one room. Impressive entrance and all for free!!

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Delaware City, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Well laid out . Interesting and Informative Good cafe Free entry Good location in a part of town not all people see

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