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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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Gem of a museum in Cambridge

We had not planned to visit the Fitzwilliam during our time in Cambridge but once we found it, we squeezed in a couple of short visits to this free museum and still didn't cover... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had not planned to visit the Fitzwilliam during our time in Cambridge but once we found it, we squeezed in a couple of short visits to this free museum and still didn't cover it all. Absolutely outstanding exhibits from ancient Egypt to the impressionist masters and much, much more. Will have to leave the rest to our next visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very impressed with the layout, the fabulous building and amazing choice of art. Would highly recommend this museum.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a visitor or a local this place is a must ,but don't try and visit by car as there is nowhere to park anywhere near the museum, go park and ride from one of the designated centres on the outskirts of Cambridge. The items on display are set out so as to make viewing comfortable with plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has several fabulous collections but is small and easy to manage in a couple of hours, although I would have enjoyed more time to soak up all the wonderful information. The building is lovely too. We saw a wonderful exhibition of illuminated manuscripts, and I loved the ancient history displays.

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

This is a very special museum. A fantastic building with some wonderful exhibits. We enjoyed the Colour exhibition with some fantastic illuminated manuscripts - well explained - together with the good collections of Impressionist Paintings, Greek artefacts and the Egyptian collection - and much more to return to see.

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

the museum itself is in a beautiful building, the interior is very impressive and grand. we only had a short time to spare and really wished we could have spent longer as there was so much to see, a good variety of paintings and artefacts without it being too big and imposing. Would definitely go back for a 2nd visit... More 

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Badsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to visit here as we were on a day trip to Cambridge and what a find really enjoyed the Egyptian part would highly recommend visiting here

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Thank Raf474
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent several hours browsing around with my parents, and only when we were trying to find our way out did we realise just how many more galleries we hadn't even been into! Great variety, and enough interesting displays to keep you busy for multiple visits =)

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

You can't go wrong with a museum with this diversity and it is free! Not as good as the Ashmolean - but still lots to pore over

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fascinating pieces in this awesome place. Paintings dating as fas the 15th century have been displayed. A must if you are in Cambridge. Will certainly go back.

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