Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Museum houses vast collections of antiquities from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, including exhibits of English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, Chinese jades, and ceramics from Japan and Korea.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • M&J’s Adventures
    Brinklow, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning architecture and great (free!) exhibits.
    Stunning architecture and some really lovely exhibits. Enough to keep you amused for a couple of hours or just a quick half hour depending how much time you had. Good range of Egyptian exhibits, pottery and art. Best of all, free admission. Even if you go to appreciate the building, that alone is truly something.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • saffrondoor
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not much free these days but this museum is.
    Didn’t expect much from this museum but I really enjoyed my visit. I love art and was surprised to find works from greats such as Renoir, Monet, Cézanne and many others. And for free!!! Great anytime whether it’s raining or not pop in.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
    Bristol, United Kingdom7,801 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand museum and free to enter...
    One of the finest museum's I have visited and at the heart of Cambridge. Colonial art throughout, incredible ancient artefacts, all housed upon two well organised floors. Incredible building in its own right, very good cafe and shop.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 July 2023
  • langholm
    198 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place of interest
    Not one of the most exciting museums in the UK but the set out and vibe works very well. Worth 1.5-2 hours and a really nice place in general. Good shop with some different items on sale.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Manfred B
    138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Museum in Cambridge
    We visited the Fitzwilliam Museum during our holiday in Cambridgeshire. The Building has many Architecural Features inside and outside, with a most beautiful Entrance Hall and Staircase a Treasue to behold one of the greatest Ancient Art Collections of the Nation. This is a Must See Venue and Admission is free.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Elizabeth H
    Cambridge, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely visit
    We often go to the Fitzwilliam as they have great (free) exhibitions. The Real Families one is stunning. Moving, surprising, beautiful, happy and sad it’s one of their best ever, and on until January 2023. Definitely go. We saw Black Atlantic too which was a smaller exhibition but also amazing.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Jacqueline Q
    Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    I spent the afternoon exploring the Fitzwilliam museum and it was really enjoyable. There are currently two exhibitions that are well worth viewing. The real families exhibition was one of the most interesting exhibitions I have seen. It deals with current and past idealisms of the family and is beautifully integrated to bring the story of how "the family" as we knew it has changed and how we are a better society perhaps because of this. It gives much food for thought and it was interesting with great art work past and present. There is so much to see in the Fitzwilliam from the impressionist paintings to amazing sculptures. There is a lovely shop with an array of books puzzles and much more and lovely books etc for children. The coffee shop is well worth stopping off for a light lunch or a coffee and a cake. I left a donation but was not asked to do so. Thanks to the Fitzwilliam once again for a very memorable day. I have to add that all the staff were very helpful and kind.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Chrystal C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit.
    A small free mesuem with lots of artefacts from around the world during different eras. The anthropology levels are very interested and learning about the history of Cambridge is aborbsing to look at. The staff were friendly and the shop sells lovely little trinkets too. I primarily went there to look at Roman artefacts but was fascinated with what was on offer.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Mike
    Glossop, United Kingdom1,175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning entrance, good collections
    The entrance is spectacular. Personally I’m not that interested in the ceramics and art galleries, but the Egyptian, Greek and Roman archeological collections are very impressive and well displayed with clear labelling throughout. Nice cafe but very busy when I visited.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 March 2024
  • rachthomas369
    Cambridge, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see museum
    Stunning museum which frequently hosts fascinating exhibitions, I visit every few months. The permanent exhibits are well worth seeing, and the current William Blake exhibition is well curated; a stunning collection not only of his own work but an exploration of how he was connected to others. Highly recommended!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 March 2024
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LauraDaveJames
Solihull, UK4,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum is free to enter. It is housed in a very impressive building. It has a very varied collection from Roman artefacts to 18th century paintings.
We didn’t manage to see everything in one visit, but we particularly enjoyed the works of art.
Written 8 June 2024
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AlanH46
Scotland47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wonderful collection of diverse artifacts and objects. Some of the item descriptions were displayed at ankle level and hard to read. However this does not detract from the experience.
One serious deficiency is the cafeteria. The standards of which fall well below any other museum or gallery I have recently visited. The prices and portion sizes are meagre and expensive to the point of robbery.
Written 26 May 2024
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David T
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Went to see the fantastic Blake exhibition, so didn't get too much chance to excplore rest of this fantastic museum as we were on a deadline. Great building and some breathtaking exhibitions. Blake exhibition was fantastic. Nice shop and cafe. Friendly staff.
Written 16 May 2024
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JGlet
Oberlin, OH38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building and interior, with a highly impressive collection. We only had around 1.5 hours available to us, but could have spent all day. A must do for visitors.
Written 19 April 2024
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David B
East Dean, UK320 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I feel a bit bad for not raving about this place. The building is great, of course. We looked at the William Blake exhibition and liked the presentation of it, but felt it lacking in sufficient biographical information about the artist himself. We liked the Egyptian galleries, but again felt more information would have been useful at various points. The guides on balance felt more officious than approachable and it would be good if they could unify their policy on backpacks - I had a relatively modest everyday backpack on my back and was challenged in one gallery that it was too large to wear, whereas none of the other guides seemed at all bothered and said nothing. The museum does feel a little wearisomely woke in places. Still, it's all free 😀
Written 6 April 2024
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Kate C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Had a fantastic time! Lots for the whole family - Sophia was super helpful sorting out tickets. She helped navigate us around the exhibit and she was very kind and helpful. Can’t wait to come back!!
Written 11 March 2024
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janeandtom39
Cambridgeshire, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Visited the Fitzwilliam museum to view the William Blake exhibition. It was excellent, I was amazed at the work this man had created, and spent an hour admiring his craft. The exhibition was very comprehensive, with lots of information about his life, and the artists who influenced his work.
The only negative was that in every room the guides seemed totally preoccupied with their phones, so it was difficult to attract their attention if you had a question.
I highly recommend you to pay a visit.
Written 4 March 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A great range of collections. Friendly volunteers everywhere. Something for everyone. And it’s free. A little out of the centre, but don’t miss it.
Written 2 March 2024
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rachthomas369
Cambridge, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Stunning museum which frequently hosts fascinating exhibitions, I visit every few months. The permanent exhibits are well worth seeing, and the current William Blake exhibition is well curated; a stunning collection not only of his own work but an exploration of how he was connected to others. Highly recommended!
Written 2 March 2024
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Mike
Glossop, UK1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The entrance is spectacular. Personally I’m not that interested in the ceramics and art galleries, but the Egyptian, Greek and Roman archeological collections are very impressive and well displayed with clear labelling throughout. Nice cafe but very busy when I visited.
Written 2 March 2024
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