Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum.


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

Website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Call: 01223 332900
Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk

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Research Enquiries 

For information about consulting the Museum’s collection for research purposes, visit its research profile.


The University's museums and Garden are within walking distance of each other. If travelling by car, we recommend using Park and Ride services

The museum exterior
Inside the modern gallery
The staircase inside the museum
Visitors looking at art
Visitors looking at art
The Bridesmaid 1851 Painting by John Everett Millais
Les Peupliers by Claude Monet
    Opening hours

    52.1998685, 0.1199856

    Accessibility Information

    If you would like advice or information about visiting the Museum with special access requirements, please contact the Outreach and Access Officer on 01223 332928 or email fitzmuseum-access@lists.cam.ac.uk. 

    A Visual Story: The Fitzwilliam Museum
    This visual guide will help your child know what to expect and ease the anxiety which often accompanies a visit to somewhere new and unfamiliar. Download the Fitzwilliam Museum Visual Story to help plan your visit. 

    Physical Access
    Visitors with restricted mobility should use the Courtyard Entrance, which provides street level access and is near to a lift to all floors.

    Most areas in the Museum have flat or slightly sloping floors. There is seating throughout for visitors’ use. Staff are available in most rooms to help.

    Not all staircases have continuous hand rails.

    Wheelchairs are available for visitors’ use at the Courtyard Entrance. 

    Visibility impairments
    Large print information on exhibitions and displays is available in the galleries. Large print, Braille and tactile versions of signage and the Museum map are available at both entrances. Some rooms have glass doors.

    Hearing impairments
    Induction loops:
    An induction loop is available at both entrances. Portable loops are available for talks and events if booked in advance.

    The Museum has slightly echoing acoustics, due to hard surfaces and high ceilings.

    Assistance dogs
    are very welcome. 

    Disabled parking
    Parking is very limited. Disabled badge-holders can park in pay and display bays on Trumpington Street for as long as is needed, and on single/double yellow lines for up to three hours, unless there is a ‘no loading’ sign.

    Verbal Description and Touch Tours
    Led by a member of the Museum’s Education Department, these ‘Making Sense’ tours combine the opportunity to touch selected objects on display with visual description. The tours can also include audio description of paintings. If there are specific objects or paintings that you would like to find out about, this can be discussed when arranging your tour. 

    To find out more, please contact the Outreach and Access Officer on 01223 764392 or email education@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk.

    Additional Fitzwilliam Museum Access Information
    Visit the AccessAble website

    Changing Places Toilet
    The closest Changing Places toilet is located in the Grand Arcade car park. Locate more Changing Places toilets in Cambridge.