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Fitzwilliam Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Trumpington Street | Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful building and classic British city museum in style. Huge variety of things to look at so something for everyone. I enjoyed the impressionist paintings and the Iranian pottery as well as a temporary exhibition of Daum glass vases. You could quite easily loose an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

On our visits to Cambridge we always drop into this museum to see the current exhibition, visit our favourite regular exhibits, buy things from the shop and have hot drinks in the café. On our latest visit there was a Virginia Woolf exhibition which we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A grand old building along the main road. Admission is free and there's a nice cafe in the courtyard for a nice cuppa tea. The exhibits are well marked and displayed and covered Japan, Korea, China, Egypt, Sudan, Ital y, Rome and of course Britain....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cambridge is not a big city, but museums can boast. Fantastically spent time, a large number of exhibits, if you are interested in history, it is really worth visiting

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kamila D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is free to enter and is a fascinating place to visit. The knights and Egyptian exhibition are perfect for younger children. Excellent tea room and gift shop too.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my partner wanted to see the tourist sites in Cambridge. We came across this museum as we were walking. We decided to go in. The entry was free and it was in the afternoon, I expected it to be busier but it wasn't....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But that was my favourite bit. Several Hepworths are available for your delight and some big name painters names. The ceramics were a mixed bunch where the more modern were much more to my taste. Beginning to wonder what I was whining about! But as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angelarA6770VN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant Museum, Great armoury and Greek exhibits. Well Presented with load to see. Give yourself a long time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scott1barden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Im not that into art so im afraid i was not that enthused by viiginia wolfs gallery, I enjoyed the museum, i liked the egyptian gallerys and the sword/gun/knights armour. Room

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went yesterday for a few hours and to see the Virgia Wolff exhibit - more expansive than expected. Definitely worth seeing and includes many affected by her, including older sister Virginia Bell. Also peekedin on the Flowers Room. The room with Degas, Monet, Seurat,,,, wow....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 26, 2017|
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Response from cadburysno1fan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry read this too late ! I hope you had a good weekend non the less! Happy new year!
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Elaine H
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Weekender2004 | Reviewed this property |
We don't sell pottery?
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Ana B
March 4, 2017|
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Response from mjesabel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, here is the link with Current and Future Exhibitions & Displays. I hope this help! Have a nice day!
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frank a
Loveland, Colorado
A couple of days for Cambridge? (17 Replies)
I'm booking a trip into Heathrow, arriving May 4th. My general plan is to leave directly from Heathrow to Cambridge. I've seen London, although it's been a long time. If I decide to revisit I'll do it in the days prior to my return flight on May 25th. Anyway, arrive in Cambridge in the afternoon, check in (haven't booked yet but will start that tomorrow, so I'm open for recommendations, B&B is fine, but en suite is necessary as I'm 68! My list of what to see in Cambridge, besides a...More
April 06, 2016|
Response fromMatthewVH|
I would take up the third day option .The Fitzwilliam is a big museum and at least half a day is needed .
ChicChantal
UK
Good things to do indoors this Sunday? (5 Replies)
I'm going to be in Cambridge and the weather forecast is cold cold cold. Apart from the Fitzwilliam museum, lots of things seem to be closed on Sundays and even that isn't open till noon. Any suggestions for things indoors that will be open. NB: am not a churchgoer.
March 22, 2013|
Response fromMatthewVH|
Not a great deal of indoor entertainment really ,apart from Cinema , Swimming ,Bowling, cant think of much else. Certainly wouldnt call The Bland Arcade or Grafton Centre entertainment , but they are inside