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Fitzwilliam Museum

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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.
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Trumpington Street | Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely free museum located near the center of town with a wide range of art -- paintings, artifacts, sculpture, coats of arm, glassware, lace and handwork exhibit from around the world. We also ate lunch at the on site cafe which was delicious and included...More

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Reviewed yesterday

There is much to see for those interested in painting and ceramic work, my own particular interests, but also Egyptian, Greek and Roman collections, armour, glass and other collections. In our short visit of a morning we saw the excellent Virginia Woolf themed exhibition featuring...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just the building itself is worth visiting. The outside has the giant lions, and the inside has a ceiling and dome that's stunning. Great variety of exhibits, I liked the print section, and the figures from ancient Syria. The café is relaxing, and the gift...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very rainy sunday in Cambridge, no question this is one of the places to visit! Free admission, a great variety of arts and crafts to digest!

Thank sanpallus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you have any interest in 19th /20th century women’s visual art go go go Rich varied well curated exhibition on until December 8th . Drawing / painting / sculpture photo montage film installation textiles letters . Including penny slinger laura knight vanessa Bell Dora...More

Thank CosmicAngela
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If the arts and historical artifacts are of interest to you then this museum will be of interest to you. Some famous artists have their paintings displayed here. The building seems much larger on the inside than it appears upon entry. Cafe and shop are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went because we wanted to see the Virginia Wolfe exhibition but were pleased to see other collections. amazing! A beautiful building with some great artefacts and famous paintings. So much to see and brilliant that it is free.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see and a lovely variety. Entry is free but it is worth a generous donation. The Egyptian area is a classic, of course, but also head upstairs and seek out the Impressionist paintings and sculptures too.

Thank Pip J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very good university museum located in an impressive building. Terrific, well-structured collection of antiquities. A few rooms of paintings but some major names are present including Hals, El Greco, Titian, Signorelli (quite a rarity even in Italy), some interesting pieces by French impressionists.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a fan of impressionist painters I was not disappointed to see in person some more of Claude Monet's paintings especially the Poplars - which seems so much more vibrant in person, along with some others. There was also a collection of Rodin sculptures which...More

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Response from cadburysno1fan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry read this too late ! I hope you had a good weekend non the less! Happy new year!
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We don't sell pottery?
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Ana B
4 March 2017|
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Response from mjesabel | Reviewed this property |
Hello, here is the link with Current and Future Exhibitions & Displays. I hope this help! Have a nice day!
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Hi, If your child is familiar with the atmosphere and loves to be in quiet zones for a long time, there is plenty to enjoy. But I suggest to have a little break sometime and take the kid out in the garden to relax and get... More
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