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 went to see the paintings! So I missed the Ground Floor exhibits. We did visit the cafe before we went to look at the paintings and it was ok. The galleries were well laid out and I concentrated on ...  more »
  • We enjoyed wandering round here and focussed on the paintings in the time that we had available. It was nice that the view was not spoilt by hoards of tourists taking snaps or selfies, which happened ...  more »
  • We came here on a freezing cold day. Had a lovely coffee and cake and spent a facinating couple of hours wandering round the extensive gallerys. Found the paintings the most interesting including a nu...  more »
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  • One of Britain's top 5 museums. Amazing quality of exhibits. Degas show excellent. Only -ve. Why do French teenagers ALWAYS get taken to Museums, and are left to wander around without supervision, and then lark around, totally ignoring the exhibits!?!
  • 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.
  • Fantastic, great Degas ex plus Impressionist ex, l was in awe for 3hrs. Fine ceramics and other galleries. Love the architectural colleges and ancient buildings of Cambridge.
  • Great museum with many interesting exhibits and it has free admission. Highly recommend visiting this museum when in Cambridge.
  • Excellent exhibits, although the code exhibit was small and crowded. Great free place to visit.
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