The Fitzwilliam Museum
From Egyptian coffins to Impressionist masterpieces – the Fitzwilliam Museum's world-class collections of art and antiquities span centuries and civilizations.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
The Fitzwilliam Museum has magnificent permanent collections of international importance. The entire collection is a Designated Collection of national importance.
Holdings include antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome; English and European pottery and glass; furniture, clocks, fans and armour, coins, medals, illuminated, literary and music manuscripts and rare printed books; paintings, including masterpieces by Simone Martini, Domenico Veneziano, Veronese, Titian, Rubens, Hals, Van Dyck, Canaletto, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Constable, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Monet and Picasso, portrait miniatures and 20th century art, and changing displays of drawings, watercolours and prints. The collections also include artefacts from Sudan and Cyprus, and Chinese, Japanese and Korean art, rugs and samplers.
Founded in 1816, the Museum is housed in splendid buildings, the first of which, designed by George Basevi opened in 1848.
Items from this collection
Weapons and War, Music, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- Ancient Egypt, Sudan
- Greece and Rome
- Roman and Romano-Egyptian Art
- Western Asiatic displays and Cypriot Art
- English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, fans, armour
- Chinese, Japanese and Korean art
- Simone Martini, Domenico Veneziano, Titian, Veronese, Rubens, Van Dyck, Hals, Canaletto, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Constable, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Picasso
- Designated Collection
Writing Lives: Death on the Nile with novelist Sophie Hannah
- 13 May 2016 6:45-7:30pm
To celebrate the Death on the Nile exhibition and Agatha Christie’s Poirot novel set in Egypt, crime novelist and poet Sophie Hannah will be talking about being given permission by the Christie estate to write a new Poirot murder mystery The Monogram Murders, and her latest novel A Game for all the Family.
Booking essential, tel: 01223 332904 or email: education @fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
We also invite book groups and individuals to read Agatha Christie’s famous Poirot mystery Death on the Nile and join in our online discussion group: dotnfitzbookgroup.wordpress.com
Books will be available to buy in the Fitzwilliam shop or to borrow from your local library who have ordered extra stock for our online book group.
- Not suitable for children
The Fitzwilliam After-hours
- 13 May 2016 5-9pm
Drop-in and explore the collections, catch a Jazz performance and enjoy a spot of late-night shopping. With cocktails and Mediterrean nibbles available from the cafe. Plus enjoy the chance to view our current exhibition Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient egypt after-hours
- Any age
The Fitzwilliam Museum