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Fitzwilliam Museum

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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
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+44 1223 332900
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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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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Always Worth a Visit

Lovely place to spend an hour or 2 or more. Free entrance at the moment which makes it the perfect place to visit.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to spend an hour or 2 or more. Free entrance at the moment which makes it the perfect place to visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our wonderful host brought us here on her birthday and we spent a couple of hours just enjoying the artworks in the Museum. There were parts of the Museum we just didn't get time to visit but we thoroughly enjoyed what we did see. The building is just beautiful too and a wonderful setting for the many medieval paintings in... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I liked the museum and I recommend it for people visiting or living Cambridge, although in my opinion is not one of the main attractions to see in the city. It has a nice collection, but in my opinion it does not have a clear topic. It has art pieces and antiques from different cultures and civilizations, mainly donated by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rated #1 on trip advisor, an honour it thoroughly deserves! The building alone is fascinating and each room holds surprises.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first floor of the Fitzwilliam is an art gallery, with paintings ranging from the medieval period to the present day. If you’re looking for famous artists, there are paintings by Constable, Turner, the Impressionists etc, though usually of a fairly unremarkable nature. My favourite paintings were Woman at a window by Gerrad Dou, Woman seated in an armchair by... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would be hard pressed to decide whether I liked the building or its contents best. This grand museum has an extensive collection of art and a variety of well presented exhibits. There's a lovely cafe, where we enjoyed tea and cake and the staff were friendly and helpful. Apart from the lady on the "armery" who looked at me... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We (including my 16year old son) visited the Fitzwilliam Museum whilst on a visit to see our nephew at Clare College. We came an hour before closing and returned the following day for a further 2+ hours (which included an emergency evacuation possibly as a result of high winds affecting security!) If you are interested/enjoy the history of art (up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unbelivable artwork. Not enough time to enjoy all the rooms in the museum. Need to go back and check it out again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were unsure what to expect from this museum. The building itself is impressive both outside and in. There is a lot to see including Roman and Egyptian artefacts and paintings from some very well known artists. We spent about 2 hours looking around. What was surprising was that it was free!

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely afternoon at the Fitzwilliam muzeum. Muzeum is very nice and large! Well worth a visit. free admission!

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