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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
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 November 2009

The Fitzwilliam has it all. A wonderful collection of paintings upstairs, a great range of artefacts downstairs and superb special exhibitions (the recent Darwin one was fascinating). All this and located in a fine building and no entrance fee. I quite often pop in just...More

4  Thank CultureVultureCamb
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Cambridge as part of a business trip and a colleague recommended that I see the Fitzwilliam as it was showcasing a display of Indian coins. Naturally, my interest was piqued and I took up the offer. Whilst the objects themselves were fascinating,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is such a great day out. Free entry but donations welcomed. You can easily spend hours here looking around.

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Reviewed yesterday

Worth a visit to see the Greek and Egyptian artefacts and they also have some art from big name painters such as Monet and Constable etc

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the museum on a Saturday. The staff were v helpful. It was not particularly busy. However, we came away dissatisfied with the exhibits. Little seemed to be from the last 200 years - where our interest is more directed. Despite this, we were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited yesterday with our daughter, her godparents and her aunt and we all had a wonderful time. As a history lover, I liked that they had a range of subjects and my daughter (5) really enjoyed the displays, especially the Ancient Egypt section. The...More

Thank apearson1993
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely museum with well-laid out exhibits and some top-quality paintings. Furthermore, it's a manageable size - you can cover the whole museum in half a day without feeling exhausted. It's also in the centre and close to the colleges so easy to pop-in for...More

Thank empathology
Reviewed 5 days ago

it was quite a packet of surpise. Loaded with art from France, Italy and I even spotted well preserved pieces from my country India. There is a Virginia Woolf exhibition going on which is very good. Keeo enough time and explore it.Don't miss it .

Thank Osmita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads to see well marked with interesting facts. We didn’t visit the painting gallery as small children really weren’t interested but the rest of the museum was well set out with plenty for everyone to look at.

Thank TheTaylors9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating collections ranging from Medeival armour, fantastical ceramics, glassware, sculpture, art - fine and modern - with paintings and sculpture from all over the world housed in a beautiful building

Thank Abigail J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best kept secret in Cambridgeshire! The building is ostentatious in its architecture which was opened in 1848, well ahead of it's time! Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable too. The displays on each theme, era, or nation were clearly labelled, well lit...More

Thank 678akinp
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum isn't open on Mondays which is when we usually visit Cambridge but this time we managed to get there on Sunday! A fabulous museum with a great art gallery and we especially enjoyed the Egyptian display.

Thank kate r
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joannabW1881NR
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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
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Response from Weekender2004 | Reviewed this property |
We don't sell pottery?
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Ana B
5 March 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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