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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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Offering a fine collection of antiquities from around the world and free admission, Fitzwilliam Museum might just be the best value museum in Cambridge. See relics from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome; art from China, Japan, and Korea; and pottery from Britain and continental Europe. The museum also holds paintings from artists such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, William Blake, and Degas. Check the schedule to see what's on when you're planning to visit, because the museum hosts temporary exhibitions, events, and activities. There's an on-site cafe. Put Fitzwilliam Museum into our Cambridge route planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cambridge.
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  • I visited with a freind and we both found the staff to be very rude. We wouldnt have thought anything of it if it had been just one member of staff but it was three on seperate occasions. Ive never...  more »
  • Went to see Gold of the Steppes exhibition. The Fitzwilliam is always a great joy to visit - I have been coming here for almost forty years now. BE AWARE - due to covid restrictions visits are timed....  more »
  • Absolutely amazing museum. If you go to Cambridge you have to visit it, there are no excuses. The building is gorgeous, the staff is super helpful and friendly, the gallery has some really amazing pieces. We spent more than 2 hours walking around and we could have stayed longer. The cafe is also really good as well as the gift shop. Absolutely 10/10. Must visit.
  • Wow! This Museum is exceptional and I have to say that out of all the museums I have visited, this is one of my favourites. Free to enter, the entrance was truly stunning. The museum itself reminds me of the British Museum but it is far less busy and very welcoming. It houses a vast collection of sculptures, objects, paintings, jewellery, textiles, pottery from all over the world and so much more. With so much to see it is difficult to know where to look and the wonderful collections seemed to go on and on. It was a real treat and it still amazes me that it is free. There was a large cafe area and a beautifully presented shop. Outside of the museum there are grounds where you are able to to sit. A truly beautiful place and we absolutely loved it.

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