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Fitzwilliam Museum

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Trumpington Street

The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest of the VIIth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion to the University of Cambridge. It contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of national and international importance spanning centuries and civilisations.

Highlights include antiquities from Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome and Cyprus, oriental art, Korean ceramics, English and European pottery and glass, sculpture, furniture, armour, illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals, Japanese prints, masterpieces of painting and drawing by Domenico Veneziano, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck, outstanding works by great British artists including Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs and Constable and a fine collection of 20th century art.

Visitor Information

Education Service, Courses and Events - telephone for information and booking.

  • Families with children welcome, free family activity kits and trails available

  • Group Visits should be booked in advance

  • Shop and Cafe in museum Courtyard

  • Seasonal North Lawn Café

  • Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Access: please use Courtyard Entrance for street level access

  • See museum website for temporary exhibitions, special displays and events

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  • Directions

    A few minutes walk from city centre. Nearest railway station is Cambridge. Nearest car park: Grand Arcade off Pembroke Street. Park & Ride sites at Trumpington (off M11, J11), Madingley Road (off M11, J13north), Newmarket Road, Babraham Road and Cowley Road. City 4 bus from Madingley P & R stops outside the Museum.

    Fitzwilliam Museum Postcode for SatNav: CB2 1RB


    +44 (0)1223 332 900
    +44 (0)1223 332 923

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