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Fitzwilliam Museum

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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
Phone Number: 01223 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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Fascinating collections

We came to Cambridge for the afternoon to spend some time in the museums. We spent a fascinating couple of hours on the ground floor enjoying the Korean, Greek, Roman, Egyptian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to Cambridge for the afternoon to spend some time in the museums. We spent a fascinating couple of hours on the ground floor enjoying the Korean, Greek, Roman, Egyptian and porcelain collections. I really like this slightly old-fashioned museum - lots and lots to see with great information. It doesn't have lots of interactive displays for younger children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I Love coming here to see the old medieval armour and weapons - friends like the Egyptian section and my friends nans mate quite liked the posh plate section. If you want a good experience and are interested in the past there's plenty to see and learn! Countless fantastic paintings and some wicked cool Facial Busts. Best part is that's... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

me and my husband thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Being Egyptian himself we especially enjoyed the Egyptian and Greek floor. Free entry, well worth the visit!

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Thank ChristinaMH29
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a stunning building. Super range of exhibits. Free entry. All rucksacks have handed in for safekeeping. Could have spent longer in the lower floor viewing the relics of the past but for an impatient companion! Love the impressionist paintings. Avoid the lacklustre tea shop at the side of the building - what a let down.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who needs London when they've got "The Fitz" holding its own spectacular blockbuster. Indeed! This truly spectacular and carefully curated exhibition of some 150 examples of illuminated manuscripts spanning over one thousand years had me trailing my jaw across the floor for two hours! The magical and miraculous highly detailed images and caligraphy, which, in most cases look as fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely compact museum meaning it's doable in a shorter time rather than some very large museums. The interior alone is stunning. glazed domed in the central hall and mosaics on the floor. The Egyptian section was also wonderful with some very interesting artefacts. Thanks also to the friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building alone is worth visiting with its columns, nice ceilings etc. What's more: interesting paintings and - not only for the kids - an egyption part with sarcophagus etc. Nice café.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like this museum because is has a bit of everything for everyone. Once a month they have a family day where they do activities and trails around the various rooms. I really like the cafe and the shop. I have been several times and I keep going. Free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a quick visit around the museum as we arrived an hour before closing time. The museum is interesting, with some great Egyptian, Greek and Roman pieces. My main criticism is that there isn't enough information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here because it was on my daughters list of things to see in Cambridge. I'm not very knowledgeable in art but the people at reception were very helpful point us to the current exhibition of colour. Very enjoyable experience and a beautiful building.

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