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Fitzwilliam Bicentenary

Museums

So many worlds to visit all in one place. On the same day you could marvel at ancient Egyptian relics in the Fitzwilliam Museum, visit the North and South Poles at The Polar Museum, take a look at the original specimens that Darwin collected on his famous trip on The Beagle or gaze upon old masters by artists such as Canaletto, Titian and Cezanne ……and all within walking distance of each other.

Cambridge has so many museums to visit that you simply wont be able to fit them all into one day.

If you are wondering what is the best museum in Cambridge or what museums can I visit outside of the city, check out the helpful links in the list below and begin to explore your new favourite museum!


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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​Beyond Cambridge

 

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