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Fitzwilliam Bicentenary

Museums & Galleries

In Cambridge you will be spoilt for choice as the city boasts the country’s highest concentration of internationally renowned collections outside London.

Many of the University of Cambridge’s eight museums are free to enter and offer trails and activity packs for children.

There are a whole host of independent galleries and exhibitions displaying pieces from local and international artists. 

Pay a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum - the arts and antiquities museum for the University of Cambridge, take a stroll around the exhibition space at Kettle's Yard or enjoy taking in the best in contemporary arts at the city's many independent galleries.

Your visit to Cambridge and Beyond would not be complete without there being something for the whole family. 

Enjoy an exciting introduction to the natural world at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, an insight into the history of aviation in times of war and peace at the IWM Duxford and an introduction to horse racing at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art.

Follow the links below to find out more about each individual Museum or Gallery.



England's Historic Cities App

Visit Cambridge has partnered with 11 other heritage cities nationally to bring this exciting new product to Cambridge.

The England's Historic Cities App tells the story of the country's best loved heritage sites. Using innovative new mobile technology, visitors are given the chance to gain new insights into the history of 12 historic locations including our very own Fitzwilliam Museum.

The app uses state-of-the-art mobile technology to connect trigger points and camera phones to uncover augmented-reality displays, 3D reconstructions, and 360-degree panoramas.

Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam, who donated his collection to University of Cambridge after his death, takes visitors on a virtual journey of history and culture from prehistoric times and ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, through to medieval Japan and modern-day Britain.

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