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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
+44 1223 332900
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to take children, Egyptians, suits of armour etc , there is so much to keep them interested and then there is the cafe, good food, fantastic coffee, helpful ,cheery staff. I can recommend this museum for family outings but the...More

Thank Leyann H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

How this can be a free experience is beyond me. The displays are extensive, well prepared and professionally labeled. The extent of the pottery collection is staggering. The paintings are a delight, as is the modest but lovely archeological exhibits. Do not miss this, you...More

Thank MarkP08
Reviewed 4 days ago

I hope everyone gets to The Fitzwilliam while they're in Cambridge, but I get the feeling that it's a hidden gem. It's a little walk out of the main bustle of the town center, but well worth the trek. Admission is free which makes this...More

Thank jen d
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing place. We went to see a particular exhibition but had a wander around to look at some of the other rooms. The things on show are amazing. The shop is reasonable priced with a lovely range of gifts. The entrance fee is...More

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite its always being refurbished somehow I love it I will say the gift shop these days is awful especially for the kids on the school trips. I've not tried the cafe yet but I hear they do a good coffee

Thank Bfn-Ambi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before even entering the stunning building you can access an amazing large Henry Moore Sculpture in the grounds! On entering the interior is as impressive as the exterior, Empire grade building in every way, large, loud and imposing. Fantastic antiquitites and modern art all accessible...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Cambridge for the day, went passed this lovely museum it’s free but do donate it’s goes to the upkeep. There was so much to see could easy spend a few hours in there. I liked the paintings which were interesting to find about...More

Thank loll117
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me the layout was confusing and disjointed, however from time to time the museum has special exhibitions which are coherent and easily viewed. The Museum has some special artefacts and is worth a visit.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a 6 hour experience watching a play oh Philip Pullman's books adapted by Philip Wright. Excellent venue with great facilities.Easy to get to and the venue was picked because the local theatre was undergoing renovation and proved to be a highly suitable stand...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to know the arts and paintings of different countries. Was overall a nice experience. But need a good 2-3 hours to explore it properly.

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Joanna B
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!
Elaine H
October 9, 2017|
Response from Carol A | Reviewed this property |
We don't sell pottery?
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!