Fitzwilliam Museum Tours and Activities
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The principal museum of the University of Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 to house the art collection of the 7th Viscount FitzWilliam and it remains the city’s most impressive collection of art and antiquities.
More than half a millions works make up the mind-boggling permanent collection, with items dating back as early as 2500 BC and ranging from Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts to medieval coins and Renaissance sculptures, to 21st-century art. Highlights include works by Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck, Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Cézanne; an extensive collection of Turner paintings; and a remarkable exhibition of Oriental art. Rarities include a series of printed books and illuminated manuscripts, a huge collection of Elizabethan music manuscripts and bas-reliefs excavated from ancient Persepolis.
Alongside the permanent exhibitions, the Fitzwilliam Museum hosts a number of major exhibitions, special events and workshops throughout the year, as well as an on-site café and museum shop.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is located on Trumpington Street in central Cambridge, close to Downing College, and is open Tues-Sat from 10am-5pm and Sun from 12-5pm. Admission is free.
Address: Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB, England
Hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm, Mon: Closed.
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Fitzwilliam Museum
Discover Cambridge the way you want, at the pace you want, on a private 2-hour walking tour. Use the flexible itinerary to tailor your sightseeing to your interests, and learn about the city’s history and university from your private guide. Choose to visit famous colleges like Trinity and Queens’, admire King’s College Chapel, or just absorb the atmosphere and architecture on a stroll through the medieval streets. Entrance fees at own expense.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
BEST Highlights of Cambridge Tour including: Colleges, Culture, Cuisine and Classes. A four hour walking and site-seeing tour with the very best highlights included. This tour ALSO includes a Basic Communication in English Class to help speak like a local. The Tour will begin at the Botanic Gardens and end at the Farmers' Market in the City Centre. All ages welcome. Booking slots are very limited. Tour includes: - Cambridge University Botanic Garden (entry included) - Fitzwilliam Museum - Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College - Corpus Clock, St Corpus Christi College - King's College - King's College Chapel (entry included) - Basic Communication in English Class -Trinity College - Famous Cambridge Farmers' Market (City Centre). This will be your final stop to enjoy the wonderful British and international cuisines on offer. ALSO included: - Basic Communication in English Class amongst the Cambridge Colleges - Entrance to Botanical Gardens - Entrance to King's College Chapel
Enjoy an immersive 105 minute video experience that captures the beauty and wonder of Cambridge. Accompanied by our expert tour guide, you will first explore the cobbled streets by foot. You then go punting on the river as you glide through the Backs and the beautiful college grounds. The landmarks visited are the very best Cambridge has to offer and you will enjoy a unique and unbroken perspective. Time is taken to appreciate the intricacies of the architecture on display with extensive panoramic and close-up shots provided. Your Cambridge tour guide provides a captivating commentary throughout, combining historical expertise with memorable stories. Your tour can be accessed at any time of your choosing from anywhere in the world with lifetime access. Also included is a free map of Cambridge with tour-route & landmarks highlighted. If you are booking a trip to Cambridge, your tour can help plan your itinerary. On arrival, it can be used as a self-guided walking tour of Cambridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Fitzwilliam Museum hours of operation?
Fitzwilliam Museum hours of operation: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 12-5pm, Mon: Closed.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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