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Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Trumpington St. Map It
  • Cambridge
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

In a Classical Revival building renowned for its grand Corinthian portico, this museum, founded by the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion in 1816, has one of Britain's most outstanding collections of art and antiquities. Highlights include two large Titians, an extensive collection of French impressionist paintings, and many works by Matisse and Picasso. The opulent interior displays these treasures to marvelous effect, from Egyptian pieces like inch-high figurines and painted coffins to sculptures from the Chinese Han dynasty of the 3rd century BC. Other collections of note here include a fine assortment of medieval illuminated manuscripts and a fascinating room full of armor and muskets.

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Trumpington St., Cambridge, CB2 1RB, England

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  • Free

Published 08/30/2016


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