Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

4.6
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 didn't know anything about the Fitzwilliam Museum when I walked in, so let me tell you a bit about it. It's an art gallery with pieces from all over the world and by artists you'd actually recognise...  more »
  • What a gem in the centre of Cambridge. Could spend a long time in this museum and art gallery. Extensive collection of Egyptian artefacts, amazing art collection, artists too numerous to mention. The ...  more »
  • This is a nice little museum in city centre, and the entrance is free. I was so pleasantly surprised when I discovered that they have a nice collection of impressionist painting. Their Greek and Roman...  more »
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  • I was really impressed with the immense collection of ceramic. Some designs were simply marvelous and some were a bit weird but still intriguing as it made me wondered of what was considered as art in the different eras and areas. My favourite part was definitely the art gallery. I got an idea of how it looked like in the past thanks to the paintings. Plus, the information "books" at the entrance of every section gives us a really good insight of the paintings. I definitely enjoyed my visit there. I will definitely bring my parents there once they visit Cambridge.
  • Lovely museum for student to enrich their understanding and knowledge of the world. The collections are quite decent. I would prefer two hours here than the British museum in London.
  • World class exhibits. Sadly Third World class coffee. Exorbitant prices in the cafe. Truly, £4 for a round of bread & yellow grease with indifferent egg mayonnaise. AVOID the canteen & go elsewhere (loads of great places nearby) but do go for the exhibits.
  • What large and wonderful museum. Although I only had time for a short visit there was so much to see I could have stayed there all day.
  • Some great works especially ancient Egypt. Fantastic building, just look up at the entrance. Spacious, airy and relaxed

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