The University of Cambridge Museums are closing to the public on 17 March until further notice. Find out more.


Housing over half a million objects, the Fitzwilliam has an amazing variety of beautiful artefacts and art from around the world. See everything from Egyptian coffins to Impressionist masterpieces; illuminated manuscripts to Renaissance sculpture; rare coins to Asian arts.

Its internationally-renowned collections are complemented by major exhibitions, events, music and workshops year round, as well as unique gifts in the museum shop and delicious refreshments in the café.

Collection Highlights

- Claude Monet, Les Peupliers, 1891 (Gallery 5)
- Tiziano (Titian) Vecellio, Tarquin and Lucretia, c.1571 (Gallery 7)
- Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Portrait of a man in military costume, 1650 (Gallery 15)
- Nakhtefmut’s mummy case (Gallery 19)
- German armour, c.1550-1610 (Gallery 31)

Contact Us

Call: 01223 332900

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Group Visits

Very welcome. Maximum group size 30 people. Please book at least ten days in advance by contacting the Education and Bookings Administrator on 01223 332904 or email During Cambridgeshire term time the Museum is only able to welcome groups after 14.00. 
Further details on the Museum’s website

Guided Tours
One-hour introductory tours with a Cambridge Badge Guide are available every Saturday at 14.30 from the Courtyard Entrance. £6 per person.
Guided tours for private groups may be arranged through the Guided Tour Department at the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre: call 01223 791501 or email

Family Visits

Visiting with a buggy
Buggies are welcome in all galleries. Enter via the Courtyard Entrance. Unfortunately backpack-style baby carriers are not permitted in the galleries.

Explore the Museum with free activity packs and trails, available from the information desks at both entrances. Find out more about free upcoming family events.

A children’s menu is available in the café. During most weekends and school holidays, the schools lunchroom is available for families to eat packed lunches. Check at the information desk for availability.
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Research Enquiries and Image Permissions

For information about consulting the Museum’s collection for research purposes, visit their website.