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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
(4.6/5 based on 2,000+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • This museum is well set out and organised into relevant sections. Fantastic architecture. Lots of descriptions of the objects on display. You have to hand in rucksacks if you visit or handbags of a ru...  more »
  • Good for a rainy day trip , so much to see from the greeks to the chinese artifacts, fantastic pantings all in such a beautiful building. 
  • Been to Cambridge city centre loads of times, but never visited here before...popped in today to view the Egyptian Rooms as part of my daughters college project. The entrance hall is very ornate, face...  more »
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  • Superb art museum. Celebrating its second century. Fabulous French Impressionist paintings, in addition to the special 'Colour' exhibit. Gorgeous building. My "amusement ride" was the spiral staircase to a balcony of smaller paintings. Free admittance, so pounds left to spend at the gift shop. Congrats, Cambridge!
  • Magnificent. Just magnificent. Could spend a day in there with relative ease, taking in all the wonders it holds. Has a wide array of artifacts with much historical significance, all eloquently presented and explained. If one has time while visiting or studying, definitely worth the time!
  • The museum is large enough to house it's own collection and provide space for a broad range of specialist exhibitions throughout the year. The museum is engaging and intriguing on a manageable scale, supported by the knowledgeable and friendly staff, I feel the museum offers great value - and when you've finished the Cafe food is good too!
  • Art museum. A pretty respectable collection, not filled with famous works of arts, but focusing more in the academic difference among styles and cultures. The ceramic collection is awesome.
  • Super awesome! You don't even have to love history that much to enjoy it. If you're in Cambridge then this will be one of the highlights of the city. Also the building itself is really cool.