Fitzwilliam Museum Shop 33 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB
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13 reviews of Fitzwilliam in English
Brilliant art work and history, walked around here for at least a couple of hours without realising it! Cafe inside and gift shop. Both a little over priced but that iis normal of the usual coffe and gift shops inside a museum.
Great museum, with a number of excellent exhibits. There is plenty to see and it's all fairly spread out, which is great. The only thing I'd say is that it's not open on Mondays, which can sometimes catch people out!
Lots to see but I much prefer the country houses to the coldness of a museum.
It wasn't my cup of tea really but I think it deserves 4 stars as it was as a museum should be.
I think we would've benefitted from the tours that seems to be going on. It's a lovely building too and I think we would've liked to have know more about the history of the building too.
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is a little treasure trove. Containing many artefacts from art including works by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh and Titian to name but a few. There are also many great finds from the Egyptian era along with some amazing armour in the armoury. This truly is one of the greatest museums in the world which has made world headlines recently due to the fact that a tourist visiting the museum slipped whilst doing up a shoe lace and landed on two priceless vases, which have now been beautifully an d painstakingly restored, to the point I could not see any sign of the repairs the last time I visited.
A wonderful, old fashioned (in the most positive sense of the word) museum with a wide ranging collection. Stroll past mummies in the recently refurbished Egyptian galleries, admire Greek statues and urns, examine suits of armour and delicate fans, and explore the large and varied art collection. The shop is an excellent place for presents, and the cafe is good, if a little expensive. Free entry makes this a great place for wet weekends, and keep an eye out for children’s activity sessions.
This is a fantastic museum, it will keep anyone from children to OAPs entertained for an afternoon. There is an extensive collection of Antiquities including items from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and more. They also have manuscripts and books from the renaissance. A collection of medievel coins, medals and tokens will capture your eye as you wander through the fantastic architecture. There is also a large collection of art which is great to peruse. They frequently have special exhibitions and events. You should check out the website to see what is up and coming. The Japanese pottery exhibition in September was stunning. Occasionally courses are also held at the museum - for example a Life Drawing class etc. I have never attended a course but have heard good reports about them.
It’s such a shame that the Fitzwilliam museum is often overlooked by the students and the tourists. It is a fabulous museum which boasts lots of art from major artists such as Picasso and Monet, and also has strong egyptology section and artefacts from the classical world.
Everything there is well presented and not stuffy in the slightest. There is also something new to discover too - I have been several times but only just discovered a special room dedicated to fans, which are beautiful!
They also do free music concerts on a saturday afternoon, which is worth checking out. And the tea room is marvellous there.
Love the Fitzwilliam, as a child i used to come here on school trips, especially remember the egyptian collection with fondness, and have been back since and its a really impressive collection, Lots of other lovely items of interest here aswell as paintings and sculptures, well worth visiting, the building itself is very grand.
We like scrumping figs off the fig tree by the entrance: tip, use an umbrella handle to pull the branches closer to you.
Also, it’s fun for kids to look for the fossilized shells in the stairway. The kids’ packs are great.
The Fitzwilliam Museum
With tombs from ancient Egypt, French Rococo furniture, English portraits and about everything else imaginable, this museum is truly a treasure trove. Stairs in the entrance hall sweep you upward into the company of white, flawless statues, and take care to climb up further to the gallery where your nose can get as close as it likes to tiny and wonderful paintings.
There is however no clear course through the museum which makes navigation difficult and always concerns me that I’ve left something out. With petty criticisms aside, I can only recommend the Fitzwilliam as a model for all museums. Big, bright, well-maintained and packed with really serious artefacts gathered from all over time and space.
Watch out around the Ming Vases though - make sure your shoelaces are tied.
The Fitzwilliam Museum has the double advantage of retaining the intimacy of a smaller gallery whilst still having a collection of international quality, with it's Medieval, Renaissance, and Impressionist rooms of particular brilliance. It's big enough to ensure that you can visit several times and not feel that you've completely exhausted it, particularly since there are frequent new exhibition as well as the permanent collection (I was particularly impressed by the range of the latest exhibition on Britain in the Age of Enlightenment, which managed to draw together diverse topics such as travel and politics in one relatively small but very successful room.) The architecture is also utterly awe-inspuring, from the Neo-Classical white facade to the opulence of the entrance with its sweeping staircase and dome. Don't forget to also check out the courtyard cafe, wich is particularly good for afternoon tea.
I think it is just beautiful!!!and the building, and the museum. I saw great arts of English, European artists as well antiquities from Egypt, China, Cyprus. I think it is a great place for all ages, it is a brilliant family day out, good place to take somebody who just visiting Cambridge or UK. Loads to see loads to learn. Perfect for educational purposes as well as for simple relaxation.
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