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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very well maintained and interesting. They have a good variety of exhibits. Great experience for a free venue. 
  • This is a place of wonders, worth a lifetime's visits. And it's free. For all our faults, we Brits do a great free museum. You're welcome, world. The toilets are not so well signposted though. Downsta...  read more »
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum has got amazing collections, and consistently manages to put up great temporary exhibitions too. Special kudos too to its Courtyard Cafe, which has quickly become a locals' favo...  read more »
  • This is a place that looks after its visitors as well as its treasures. After a wonderful experience seeing the museum's collection I had the unfortunate experience of returning to collect my belongings from the lockers just after the museum shut. Home is 90 miles away, so calling back to collect them was not easy. The excellent staff there located my stuff and very promptly got it back to me at no more cost than a stamped, addressed envelope. Thank you to the lost property department and the courtyard reception desk.
  • Best museum in Cambridge by far. Let alone the arhitecture of the building is breathtaking. Large collection of art and artefacts from all over the world. You need at least half a day to go through all of them, if not more. Nice coffe shop, even better souvenirs shop.
  • Amazing time stayed on the ground floor today. Loved the Ancient Egypt artwork and the 8th century Islamic art.
  • I was reading through your article on " What is an African centred approach to Egypt? through to "Why are there objects from Kemet in the Fitzwilliam Museum?" and shared this information with my colleague who is studying Philosophy... this was his comments Ferlin: "This is because the majority of books on Egyptology are written by researchers of European, or North-American backgrounds. " - This is not true [9:45:56] Ferlin: There are many works by European and British (not particularly NA), which is true, but there are many Egyptian, and a mix of other nationals who've contributed work in the field. Besides, most of the research projects into ancient egyptian culture began with the Brits and Euros, because they had the luxury to afford expeditions. Now, to say there is an 'understanding' exclusive to Africans due to euro-centric bias in academia is really bothersome. The entire field of egyptology is open to the public. We shouldn't forget that it was a frenchman who deciphered the ancient language, but just because he was a frenchman doesn't undermine his added contribution to the field. One of the most prominent researchers in the field of Egyptology is a native Egyptian, Zahi Hawass. I felt that your information was truth, he disagrees. I need to know what are your thoughts on his comments.
  • Fascinating museum in the heart of Cambridge. What's not to like: Free admission, artifacts from ancient Egypt and Greece as well as a myriad of other civilisations, and an extensive art collection. Did I mention it's free...?
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