Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum, founded in 1816, contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of national and international importance. Admission is free.
The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest of the VIIth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion to the University of Cambridge and contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of national and international importance. These include antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome; Roman and Romano-Egyptian, Western Asiatic and Cypriot Art; applied arts, including sculpture, furniture and clocks; coins and medals; illuminated manuscripts and paintings, drawings and prints.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is a public museum and art gallery and a teaching and research department of the University of Cambridge. It welcomes around 250,000 visitors a year and is open Tuesday- Saturday 10.00 am-5.00 pm, Sunday 2.15-5.00 pm. Admission is free; donations are welcome.
Information about the collections on display and the Museum's education and events programme is available on the website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk.