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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

Free entry to this very well kept, organised museum. Pleasant cup of coffee with a lovely scone, nice gift shop with some different items.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge and to be honest fabulous value in the sense that a £5 donation is sort of expected but that is good value. Lots of interesting artefacts. Some fabulous paintings. I found it a bit large to get round to be honest. Also made me...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So much ch to see in a lovely building and great exhibitions that are always changing so worth visiting numerous times. Always something different to discover.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sandyhV9799ZI
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 2.1/2 hours wandering around the top floor and didn't cover everything. We have said that we will go back again and do another floor. The building is exquisite.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anita F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a Museum! It has old stuff and smells of Mothballs, it has Muskets and Mummies, Fossils and old Farts! It's a Museum!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but perfectly formed! A joy. Recommend the medieval art. Looking forward to seeing the whistler exhibition.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank misssellotape
Reviewed 1 week ago

... museums of a capital town/city that are famous to the point of being representative of the place it situates. This first type demonstrates the uniqueness of the place. It helps you ponder upon history, famous companies, traditional industries, and all of their relevance to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thejonpage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly impressive this small (compared to the major ones on London capital) museum with an impressive selection of masters, and comprehensive historical coverage with objects, mobilia, paintings, sculptures from the Egyptians, Greeks, Middle Ages going through Renascence, Impressionists, Moderns up to the contemporary times. On...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding collections in a beautiful building. The dedicated and knowledgeable staff make a visit a pleasure. Cafe is not bad either.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nigel T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day out with my teenager around town, not easy to please as anyone with a teenager can tell you. We lost ourselves for a couple of hours.. the place is amazing and it was good to see my teenager enjoying an educational trip without knowing...More

Date of experience: August 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