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Easter at the Fitzwilliam

This Easter the Fitzwilliam has a variety of exhibitions and free family resources for you to pick up and enjoy.

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Person using augmented reality app

New Fitzwilliam Museum augmented reality app

The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of twelve of England’s historic cities that have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) app, which brings heritage to life.

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Sebastiano restoration nominated for award

June - Adoration of the Shepherds

The Fitzwilliam has been shortlisted for the Museum and Heritage Awards 2017.

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Virgin and Child, attributed to Pietro di Niccolò da Orvieto

New Fitzwilliam Museum conservation blog

Read behind the scenes stories from Conservators, Technicians, Conservation Scientists and Collections Care experts, working on the rich collections of the Museum.

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Children drawing in gallery

February half term week at the Fitzwilliam

In addition to our temporary exhibitions, and permanent collections, we are running a number of events and activities for teenagers, families and younger visitors.

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Twilight 2017

Hugo Dalton illuminates Twilight 2017

The Fitzwilliam will be illuminated by designs from contemporary light artist Hugo Dalton for Twilight at the Museums 2017 during half-term on Wednesday 15th February between 4.30 - 7.30pm.

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‘My Fitzwilliam’ film project published

As part of our retrospective on the Bicentenary year of 2016, the celebratory film project ‘My Fitzwilliam’ captures what the Museum means to our visitors today. 

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Miss Cicely Alexander

Whistler studies allocated to The Fitzwilliam

Three important Whistler drawings, not seen for over 100 years, have entered the collection and can be seen on display in Gallery 1 of the Museum.

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December - The Founder's Library

Rounding up the Object of the Month series is an in-depth look at the Founder's Library. Built along with the first part of the Museum, the Library was primarily intended to store the huge amount of works, both Manuscripts and Printed books that made up part of Viscount Fitzwilliam's original Bequest.

Never before opened to the public, the Library will be accessible through free tours throughout the month, click here to find out more.


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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Fitzwilliam Museum and the University of Cambridge on Tuesday 29 November to mark the Fitzwilliam’s bicentenary and to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the Cambridge University Library.

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