The Fitzwilliam Museum

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General Information

The Fitzwilliam Museum is an art and antique museum situated in Cambridge, England. The museum belongs to the University of Cambridge. It was founded in 1816 with the collection of Richard Fitzwilliam. The grand building the museum calls home was opened in 1848. The museum has a collection of over 500,000 items. The collection is split into five different sections of the museum, Antiquities; Applied Arts; Coins and Medals; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Paintings, Drawings and Prints. It is one of the go-to places in the city if you want to get lost in all things art.

Getting there

The museum is situated in the south of the city centre. It is a 10-minute walk away from ‘Cambridge’ train station. The U Universal bus stops close to the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open six days of the week, 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays; the museum is closed on Mondays.

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  • Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
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Posted: 7 Apr 2019, 12:46

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Good collection

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With the museum having connections to one of England's most renowned universities its no surprise that this museum has such a pristine and valuable collection.

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