The streets of Cambridge are definitely an impressive setting to behold, but also behind the big walls of the many historic buildings you can discover beautiful spaces. This week we visited the impressive Fitzwilliam Museum on the Trumpington Street. Not only an architectural masterpiece from the outside, but also from the inside. For a moment you’ll get silent after you’ve passed the towering columns and taking a step inside.
The Fitzwilliam Museum in the city centre of Cambridge has famous collections from all over the world, spread over the centuries and civilizations. Here you’ll find masterpieces such as paintings from the fourteenth century to the present, sculptures, furniture, pottery, Eastern art, coins and antiques from Egypt and Rome.
With that information in mind, it promised to be a long afternoon in the museum as we wanted to see everything of course. To make the visit a little more fun for children, you can ask for a Fitz-set at the entrance, available for different ages. The packages are free and include interactive games, puzzles and drawing material that will make your trip through the museum a real adventure.
During the school holidays there are also regular activities for children, for the coming events click here.
After a two-hour walk through the museum and having answered many questions from my daughter about pictured women with naked angels, porcelain figures, knightly clothing and hieroglyphics, we ended our visit in the museum shop. Here you can find a wide range of books, prints, educational toys and beautiful postcards.
The Fitzwilliam Museum is beautifully maintained and certainly a place that you visit more than once. If only because the collection is actually too wide to observe everything properly during a single visit. But not only the collection, also the building with its architecture, endless corridors, beautiful light, deep colors and high decorative frames around the ceiling make your way through the museum as a great experience over all.
Suitable for ages
Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12), Adults
Parking available nearby – souvenir shop – cafe – toilets – lift – wheelchair friendly – library – tours
Extra info: it’s not allowed to carry large bags in the museum, also baby carriers. A pram is allowed. There’s a lift near the museum entrance in the main hall that goes to all floors.
Address & Contact
Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB
For more information about the Fitzwilliam Museum, click here
T: 01223 332900
Tue till Sat 10am till 5pm
Sun and bank holidays 12pm till 4pm