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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. A visit to Fitzwilliam Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cambridge trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Fabulous collection of early ceramics and porcelain amongst other ware from many countries of the world. I didn't don't have a tour but overheard what was a very knowledgeable and humorous guide showi...  more »
  • Nice place to go if you love art, lots to see and great for a few hours out and even better that it's free!  more »
  • Spend half a day in the F. museum. Well worth a visit. Especially loved seeing the the needlework samplers. So old, and didn't know that these would be used by young girls as a firm of a CV to work in...  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.
  • Good day out. Lots to see. Had expected to see more coins on display. And consisting the wealth of roman finds in Cambridgeshire the romantic section was very small and not a lot on display.. but that said. Still a good day out.
  • One of my favourite museums in the world. Mainly because of the weird eclectic nature of its collections. The painting galleries are wonderful as you can observe the paintings remarkably closely. The armour and arms collection is always fun to explore with the kids and the shop has loads of cool things they will like. The main rooms are spacious and opulent. A wonderful place to visit.
  • Rather small in comparison to the big London museum, but with a very good collection for all tastes. Great children activities and temporary exhibitions. The cafĂ© could be better stocked up and offer a better variety of simple food for children. If you are in Cambridge it is definitely worth a visit.
  • Impressive art museum with loads of classic items and furniture. The entrance is very photogenic and lots of galleries are spread across the building. My favourites were the battle armour. Some is a bit dull featuring things like old vases and paintings. The setting makes the less interesting pieces worth checking out so you can enjoy the surroundings. Cafe's great so stop by for a tea and cake.