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One of Europe's great art museums. The imposing neoclassical Fitzwilliam Museum building was built in 1848 to house the art collections of Viscount Fitzwilliam, which he had bequeathed to Cambridge University.
The permanent collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum are divided into the categories of Antiquities, Applied Arts, Coins, Paintings, and Manuscripts.
Highlights include works by Cezanne, Rubens, Titian, Van Dyck, Hals, Canaletto, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Constable, Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Picasso. In addition there is an extensive collection of miniatures, watercolours, and prints.
European pottery, glass, furniture, clocks, fans, armour, Oriental jade and ceramics.
Art from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Cyprus.
Ancient, medieval and modern, plus medals since the Renaissance.
Rare books, illuminated manuscripts, and music.
As well as the permanent exhibits, the Fitzwilliam hosts a regular series of temporary exhibits of international and English art.
Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 1RB
Attraction Type: Museum
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Peterhouse College - 0.1 miles (Historic Building)
Little St Mary's, Cambridge - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Pembroke College - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Corpus Christi College - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - 0.2 miles (Museum)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences - 0.2 miles (Museum)
Cambridge University Museum of Zoology - 0.2 miles (Museum)
St Bene't's (St Benedicts), Cambridge - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
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