Fitzwilliam Museum

Local nameFitzwilliam Museum
LocationCambridge, UK

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. It is located on Trumpington Street opposite Fitzwilliam Street in central Cambridge. It was founded in 1816 under the will of Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam, and comprises one of the best collections of antiquities and modern art in western Europe. With over half a million objects and artworks in its collections, the displays in the Museum explore world history and art from antiquity to the present. The treasures of the museum include artworks by Monet, Picasso, Rubens, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Cézanne, Van Dyck, and Canaletto, as well as a winged bas-relief from Nimrud. Admission to the public is always free.The museum is a partner in the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, one of 16 Major Partner Museum services funded by Arts Council England to lead the development of the museums sector.

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Opening hours

Tue - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun, Bank Holiday: noon - 5 p.m.

Closed: Good Friday, Dec 24-26 & 31, and Jan 1.


Free admission.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +44 1223 332 900

Address Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB Cambridge, UK

Coordinates 52°11'59.372" N 0°7'11.145" E

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