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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 332900
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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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Excellent Museum

Make this a must for your visit. Vast amount of world masterpieces and very easy to view. Locker room on ground floor. Nice coffee bar.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make this a must for your visit. Vast amount of world masterpieces and very easy to view. Locker room on ground floor. Nice coffee bar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was once a curator at the V&A museum in London so I am quite a decerning critic. From walking up the grand entrance steps to floating round the beautifully lit and aesthetically designed displays the whole experience was wonderful. I attended an excellent informative talk by a PhD student in the ceramics gallery and had a browse round the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As I live quite locally I have been here many many times and in think it is perfect museum / gallery experience for an afternoon. The galleries hold a varied collection and the exhibitions change regularly enough to see something new every time you go. There are some truly exceptional pieces that any national gallery would be proud to have,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally free museum, I often visit to look at special exhibits or just to see one or two things. You could spend hours here if museums are your thing, lots to see. My toddler loves exploring the exhibits, particularly the armoury and the egyption bits

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is something for everyone at the Fitz. The permanent exhibitions are excellent - no child could resist the Egyptian mummies or the medieval armour - and there are constantly changing special exhibitions. The gilt on the gingerbread is the affordable café. Be warned, however, that staffing shortages mean that not all galleries may be open on any particular day.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant day out for anyone and everyone, lots to see and do and never fails to be incredibly interesting!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to go and visit this museum and it was beautiful and huge. It is an especially lovely day out for the free cost. It was delightful, the only flaw was the people who worked there being incredibly unfriendly. I would thoroughly recommend visiting this museum whether or not you live in cambridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Two rooms of the most astonishing example of the art and science of illuminated manuscriptse to about 1550. Beautifully laid out and extremely informative. Runs to 02.01.17 and is really a must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't planned to visit, but I walked passed and couldn't resist. You can leave your bag at reception for free, this was good for me because my backpack was very heavy. Like all British museums, this one is free to visit, but donation is encouraged. The museum is endlessly interesting, lots of twists and turns and rooms to look... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

easy to find .. grand entrance hides a hive of modern galleries imaginative displays you name it it has it greece rome egypt and even suits of armour

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