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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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Trumpington Street | Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
+44 1223 332900
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All reviews degas exhibition illuminated manuscripts ancient egypt egyptian collection special exhibition free entry on display gift shop entrance hall wonderful collection beautiful building rainy day few hours worth a visit couple of hours wide range great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It still amazes me this is free (although you arr encouraged to make a dination). The building is stunning and the contents are wide ranging. We are lucky enough to not live too far away and did a floor at a time as it took...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Y2118DOamandar
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really wide collections of exhibits at the Fitzwilliam museum from paintings to cuneiform tablets and armour and pottery. So much to see, probably the best free thing to do in Cambridge!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank loisgw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

a must see in Cam. the entryway is already worth the visit. such a spectacular neoclassic polychromatic marble and great art from all over. love it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Enrico P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting museum that is free to visit. Nice balance of temporary exhibits and permanent exhibits. Helpful staff. Great location.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SquareBearSS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Museum itself was wonderful, however the cafe really let me down. The staff at the counter were rude to my grandma who has trouble hearing what people are saying and the food was disappointing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stevie3353
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admission is free! The collection contained furniture, art, and even suits of armor. It was an excellent 1/2 day visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryansma33
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit of everything, and free. Great way to spend a morning with the kids. Very interesting with a nice café too.

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

One of Cambridgeshires finest museum's nice decor and good cafe. Watch out for special exhibits bus from Trumpingdon park and ride car park stops outside. Central location so combine with site seeing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R2132OFalanr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to see the newly verified Rothschild bronzes - two statues by Michelangelo which are the only known surviving bronze sculptures by him. They depict two nude men riding on panther-like creatures - exquisite! There are 5 separate sections so don't try to visit...More

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

What a great museum. So many famous artists represented. You really don't need to travel to London when you have the Fitzwilliam

Date of experience: January 2019
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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!
Elaine H
October 9, 2017|
Response from Weekender2004 | 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!
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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 .
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