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Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
01223 332900
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Ranked #7 of 109 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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Berwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

My first visit on the last Saturday in August. (Born in Cambridge 65 years ago but had only been through it by coach and train since.) Walked through the downstairs large porcelain area twice on my way to and from the shop and cafe. Amazing collection - not that I'm very knowledgeable about these. Actually went to see their Impressionist... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Life and After-Life. A wonderful talk set up by Rec Chris White (Thank You), a very informative talk about particular paintings throughout history depicting stories and symbolism from Life and death and Hope, also information on Egyptian relics and their beliefs too. So interesting, will be going back to check out the latest exhibition about mannequins - Silent Partners Artist... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I have been to this museum on a number of occasions and enjoyed each visit. It is huge! There is so much to see, you need a few hours to do it all. Sometimes they have different exhibitions there as well, such as Chinese art, Quentin Blake's drawings etc etc. Nice tea room too and a slightly expensive shop. Ideal... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Fitzwilliam Museum should be one of the best museums in the world. It houses a collection of treasures from around the world. However, as a Cambridge graduate, I am ashamed that this museum is associated with this fine university. As pointed out by many other reviewers, the staff are overbearing and rude. They were extremely sexist to me (a... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is a wonderful museum full of wonders from all time. Their collection is superb and it is well displayed. It was definitely worth the time that we spent here and I can recommend it to anyone that loves history and the arts.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It can't be compared to the British Museum, but it indeed is a great place to visit while in Cambridge. Of course, only if you are spending more than 2 days there, since there are more interesting places to visit.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife was keen to see the mannequin exhibition "Silent Partners" which has just opened here, and she spent most of her afternoon visit enjoying that. I enjoyed the extensive collection of paintings and Greek and Egyptian antiquities more than the mannequins, but accept that the exhibition was well done. You could spend many days looking at the exhibits here.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My 9-year old daughter is studying the Egyptians at school so was delighted by the Fitzwilliam's Egyptian galleries complete with masks, a sarcophagus, pottery, other artefacts and implements. Everything was neatly labelled with items collected in cases with information about the specific epoch or reign they dated from. As she followed a trail I explored the art galleries on the... More

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Florianopolis, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I think if you go to Cambridge you should see the collection of Fitzwillian Museum. It is very huge for a small museum but there are very significant pieces of art and archeology.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As a free to enter museum this place is very much worth a visit. To do it justice you will need quite a long time available. We often visit Cambridge and so have visited several times in order to see everything. Recommended!

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