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Fitzwilliam Museum

Address: Trumpington St., Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
Phone Number: 01223 332900
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Ranked #6 of 104 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great stuff here, their selection of militaria and Egyptian exhibits are favorites of mine. The museum is always doing different displays and special time limited exhibitions to encourage multiple visits. Really something for everyone. Its a bit dated, (lacks modern interactive displays for kids) and often has building work going on preventing access to the whole museum, which is why... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is one of the best attractions in Cambridge. It has a great collection of artifacts and a brilliant array of events on throughout the year. I go to the museum every other year just to see what's changed and I am never disappointed and usually find something new and interesting each time. If highly recommend it to anyone... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great 'traditional' museum with range of artefacts and art work. Great range of Egyptian mummies, lovely Roman, Greek and Cycladic artefacts, extensive ceramics and pottery as well as Renaissance art all on lower floor. Upper floors house decent art collection and modern exhibitions which are well thoughtout. The building itself is beautiful and the experience for the visitor pleasant, including... More 

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ruthin
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What a lovely museum Pros free Lovely helpful staff Clean toilets Cafe on site Floors and floors of exhibitions paintings on the top floor Everything from the 16th century to modern, An Egyptian room complete with mummies and sarcophagi, armour , roman artifacts In fact the whole thing was a delight set in a wonderful Victorian building Excellent little map... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well presented, engaging and popular museum in one of the best cities in the UK. Frequent special exhibitions that even pull the London crowd here on a day trip. The building itself is also very beautiful

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The upstairs does indeed include Degas Renoir Rodin and others so it was below average front of house service from a Spanish speaking staffer that hit a sour note of the "we don't do things like that" type when asked quite reasonably if there was a lift, and told no. Oh really? Then why is there a picture of a... More 

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haworth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Two rooms and 25 cases of Egyptian Artefacts with coffins and statues, entry to the museum is free and you can take photographs (without flash of course). The collection is beautiful and well laid out with plenty of information and the there is a free computer for researching the collection. I didnt spend much time in the other rooms but... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a real gem in Cambridge and every visitor should make an effort to see it. More of a gallery than a museum but it is both. It has R Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman exhibits as well showing Medieval and Rennaissance artefacts. Also Art from all ages. Not a museum about Cambridge but a world class collection. It has... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A free museum with a wide range of excellent displays, often has special visiting exhibitions. Nice cafe, brilliant shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Loved the armour room. The café is lovely. The staff very helpful. The building itself, certainly the main entrance is beautiful. The colection is electic (armour, to korean pottery, to Dutch paintings).

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