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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00


This Easter enjoy the Fitzwilliam Museum’s five-star critically acclaimed exhibition Madonnas & Miracles: The holy home in Renaissance Italy, described by The Mail on Sunday as ‘the exhibition of the year’. Also on show for Easter are the exhibitions Houghton’s Emperors: Portraits and power, Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours, Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls and Sea to Shore: Paintings by Alfred Wallis & Christopher Wood Kettle’s Yard at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Visit our Exhibitions & Displays page for more information about our free shows.

Families can discover our collections through a variety of free resources that are available from both entrances to the Museum. Those with babies (0-2 years) can pick up a play mat containing carefully selected resources that connect with themes and objects in the collection. Little ones (2-6 years) can benefit from our Story Starters - pick up a satchel containing a picture book and activities to explore the galleries. Whilst those with 5-12 year olds can complete games and puzzles to journey around the museum with one of our Fitz Kits, or pick up a themed gallery trail on topics such as colour, Egypt, pictures and Shakespeare. A selection of drawing materials are available to borrow at any time. And don’t forget to look out for Easter themed items amongst our permanent displays, including a lovely rabbit tureen (Gallery 26), and paintings from the Easter story (Galleries 6, 7 & 8).

Plus, on Saturday 15 April our North Lawn Café plans to re-open for the Easter weekend – weather permitting. This provides a lovely al fresco setting to enjoy hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, jacket potatoes.

We hope you enjoy visiting the Museum this Easter.

Opening & Closure Times
Good Friday 14 April – Closed
Saturday 15 April: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 16 & Monday 17 April: 12.00 – 17.00