The finest small museum in Europe


The Fitzwilliam Museum, one of Cambridge’s most impressive landmarks, is widely acknowledged to be the finest small museum in Europe, and is definitely well worth visiting!

Home to a world class collection of "art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations", there is plenty to see. Highlights include masterpieces of painting from the 14th century to the present day, drawings and print, sculpture, furniture, armour, pottery and glass, oriental art and illuminated manuscripts, coins and medals and antiquities from Egypt, the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome.

As one visitor recently said “Manuscripts, money, Monet and Moore”.

The Fitzwilliam Museum is fully accessible and open from Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-17.00 and Sunday 12.00-17.00. It is closed on Mondays. Entry is free but a small donation to the Museum is always welcome.

We are delighted to be able to offer guided tours of the Fitzwilliam Museum to small groups of visitors (ideally not more than 10 people with each guide). A one hour introductory tour will give a taste of some of the very special pieces in the unique collection, whetting your appetite to stay a little longer and look a little deeper!

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