Fitzwilliam Museum

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Fitzwilliam Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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MYDOGISFINN
Emsworth, UK773 contributions
ESSENTIAL PLACE TO VISIT
Sep 2021
This is a very large museum occupying 2 floors of a large building. We spent most of our time on the top floor looking at European paintings. This is a magnificent collection which rivals the major museums of European capitals. The first floor has a lot of Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts. There really is a lot to take in and if one lived locally it would be interesting to visit regularly and really get to know the museum. Free admission, cafe, giftshop etc all housed in a magnificent building.
This has got to be one of the best museums in the UK.
Written October 10, 2021
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Paul H
King's Lynn, UK59 contributions
Good museum, well worth a visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent museum, well laid out, in a fantastic building with many many interesting and varied exhibits.
The collection of armour and weapons I enjoyed and my wife loved the extensive pottery and porcelain collection
Written September 26, 2021
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Trotsky130
Banstead, UK55 contributions
Huge
Sep 2021 • Couples
A vast treasure trove of a musuem which would be a credit too a capital city. Mostly based around arts and ceramics but some brilliant armour and archaeology to. Well worth a visit but expect to spend a day here
Written September 25, 2021
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Steve R
Welbourn, UK31 contributions
Fantastic museum and free entrance
Sep 2021
First trip to Cambridge and this was a must on our agenda. Room after room of unbelievable treasures from times near and from the deep past. The weapons and armour and the art collections stand out. Marvellous experience.
Written September 19, 2021
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Charizza T
Greater Manchester, UK61 contributions
Full of history
Sep 2021 • Couples
Beautiful entrance hall, excellent exhibits. Lots of history and well organized (covid restrictions) inside museum. I love the creaky floor and the original structures.
Written September 11, 2021
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DaveyB1962
Swindon, UK189 contributions
Stunning art
Sep 2021
There are some amazing pieces of art in this museum and it is free so difficult to be too critical. Shame the heavily touted Leonardo Da Vinci drawing is no longer on display though.
Written September 7, 2021
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Burg34
York, UK59 contributions
Fascinating place to visit
Aug 2021
Similar to the British Museum in many ways, and well worth a visit. The building and decor itself adds to the experience. Some amazing collections on display eg Meissen porcelain.
Written September 6, 2021
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KimB
Wirral, UK10 contributions
Great Visit
Sep 2021
This is an excellent museum, with friendly knowledgeable staff who are happy to do whatever they can for you. We arrived a little early to our booked slot, but were allowed in. So happy we went. We wandered around through the exhibits all of which have brief information about each located next to them. I really appreciated the fact that you could wander at your own pace. There is a lovely gift shop and Tea shop. Would recommend a visit here.
Written September 3, 2021
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knackeredMum
Droitwich, UK79 contributions
A good small museum
Aug 2021
Lovely museum with enough to keep the teen boys interested (Egyptians mostly)
Fabulous art collection
Lovely gift shop
Written August 31, 2021
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David H
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom36 contributions
Cambridge day out
Aug 2021
Second visit to this museum. Interesting exhibits and enjoyed the armoury and art works. Niece gift shop and helpful staff.
Written August 24, 2021
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Fitzwilliam Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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