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For full details of our Happy Birthday Fitzwilliam day to celebrate our Founder's birthday and the Museum's 200th birthday please click the link in the article.

On 1 August our Founder, Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam would have been celebrating his 271st birthday.  We have set aside the afternoon of 10 August from 13.00 – 16.00 to celebrate his birth, with an event for all the community.  With a marquee on the front lawn we have a programme of activities and attractions to entertain you and these will include Morris dancing, a hands on conservation activity, an art activity table aimed at families and a collaborative creative project for all run by artist Isabella Martin.  Our collections colleagues will be on hand with a ten minute introduction to our Bicentenary exhibition which tells you the history of the Museum, a coin identification service with our Coins and Medals curators and an armour handling session.  You will be able to explore our collection with guided tours throughout the afternoon, with one especially aimed at families at 14.30.  There will also be staff on hand to demonstrate and distribute our eGuides if you prefer to explore our Museum independently and at your own pace.  Of course no celebration would be complete without cake, and we will be revealing a very special cake and also a remarkable surprise birthday present for the Museum during the afternoon.  

For full details of our Happy Birthday Fitzwilliam day to celebrate our Founder's birthday and the Museum's 200th birthday please click here.  Come along and tell your friends.