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Fitzwilliam Museum

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Address: Trumpington St., 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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We were taken a back by the Egyptian exhibition. I believe part of the exhibition is permanent and part is temporary. The coffins with decorations and mummies, some of which were... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were taken a back by the Egyptian exhibition. I believe part of the exhibition is permanent and part is temporary. The coffins with decorations and mummies, some of which were several thousand years BC old, were just amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow what a find, with an eclectic collection, rugs, coins & medals, clocks, armour, books, prints and paintings. The building is stunning and architecture is just lovely, built in 1816. With free admission too :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 18 year old daughter was reluctant to go as she preferred to shop. However, once entering this magnificent building, we were greater by such history and incredible artifacts that when closing time came, she was disappointed. So much to see, one hour was not nearly enough...plus it is free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been at the museum lot of times, I just love it. It looks very small from the outside but is actually ample and has a big and important collection. Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an impressive museum. Highly recommend it. No charge for entry. Near the University. Easy to find. Wonderful art and artefacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ashamed to say although I had lived in Cambridge for 30 years I never visited the Fitz. Loved it especially the special 200 exhibitions and the porcelain collection and European paintings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like natural history, so you'll enjoy this museum. There are some many pieces from different periods of time and places: egypt, greece, medieval. To view everything you will spend almost 3~4 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...and it's free! The Fitz is more than worth the 5 pound requested donation. The art is amazing, and there is something for everyone. They have Dutch and Italian Masters, French impressionists, and of course Roman and Greek artifacts. The building itself is worth a visit - it's a piece of art in itself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to us so popped in on way for lunch. Spend some time just looking up at the exquiste architecture. I could have done this for hours without looking at any of the exhibits. It was stunning and so thought provoking. Eventually moved on to a few galleries displaying art in the form of paintings. What I saw in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fitzwilliam Museum is currently celebrating its 200th year and has exhibitions to illustrate this which are interesting and informative

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