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

FREE ADMISSION

 

View our What's On: September - December booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Talks

Images of women in the ancient world

With Dr Anastasia Christophilopoulou, Cyprus Curator & Assistant Keeper.

01/03/2017

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Portals to the world - for people with dementia and their care partners

An art appreciation course designed especially for individuals living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners. Each week join us in one of the galleries for a short talk followed by a related art handling, or hands on, art activity.

08/12/2016

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Christmas crafts

Make a range of cards, gift tags and decorations based on motifs and details from the Museum collection, with seasonal cheer and a sprinkle of museum magic.

09/12/2016

10:30 to 13:00

£15 (£12 concessions/Friends)

Creating an illuminated letter

FULLY BOOKED

Create an illuminated letter on this day-long course with calligrapher Penny Price. Recreate the medieval process to produce your own gilded initial (an ideal Christmas gift). No experience necessary, all materials provided.

10/12/2016

10:00 to 16:30

£45 (£40 concessions/Friends)

Portals to the world - for people with dementia and their care partners

An art appreciation course designed especially for individuals living at home with a dementia diagnosis and their care partners. Each week join us in one of the galleries for a short talk followed by a related art handling, or hands on, art activity.

15/12/2016

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Talks and Events

Behind closed doors: A glimpse of the Founder’s Library

Accompanied visits of 20 minutes will be available at 13.00 and 13.30.

Curators and conservators will be on hand to talk about the library, to present a small selection of its treasures, and to outline plans for the future.

09/12/2016

Free

Robert Lloyd Parry performs M. R. James’ Ghost Stories - 'Casting the Runes' and 'The Residence at Whitminster'

FULLY BOOKED

M. R. James is famous for his Ghost Stories. This afternoon's performance of Casting the Runes and The Residence at Whitminster provides the unique opportunity to see Robert Lloyd Parry take on the role of M. R. James as storyteller, in the room he used as his office when he was Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1892 to 1907. The performance will consist of two stories separated by a 10 minute interval. Running time 100 minutes.

10/12/2016

£15 (£12.50 concessions/Friends)

Robert Lloyd Parry performs M. R. James’ Ghost Stories - 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' and 'The Mezzotint'

FULLY BOOKED

M. R. James is famous for his Ghost Stories. This afternoon's performance of Canon Alberic's Scrapbook and The Mezzotint  provides the unique opportunity to see Robert Lloyd Parry take on the role of M. R. James as storyteller, in the room he used as his office when he was Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 1892 to 1907. The performance will consist of two stories separated by a 10 minute interval. Running time 100 minutes.

11/12/2016

£15 (£12.50 concessions/Friends)

Behind closed doors: A glimpse of the Founder’s Library

Accompanied visits of 20 minutes will be available at 13.00 and 13.30.

Curators and conservators will be on hand to talk about the library, to present a small selection of its treasures, and to outline plans for the future.

14/12/2016

Free

Behind closed doors: A glimpse of the Founder’s Library

Accompanied visits of 20 minutes will be available at 13.00 and 13.30.

Curators and conservators will be on hand to talk about the library, to present a small selection of its treasures, and to outline plans for the future.

16/12/2016

Free

Behind closed doors: A glimpse of the Founder’s Library

Accompanied visits of 20 minutes will be available at 13.00 and 13.30.

Curators and conservators will be on hand to talk about the library, to present a small selection of its treasures, and to outline plans for the future.

17/12/2016

Free

Behind closed doors: A glimpse of the Founder’s Library

Accompanied visits of 20 minutes will be available at 13.00 and 13.30.

Curators and conservators will be on hand to talk about the library, to present a small selection of its treasures, and to outline plans for the future.

18/12/2016

Free

Behind closed doors: A glimpse of the Founder’s Library

Accompanied visits of 20 minutes will be available at 13.00 and 13.30.

Curators and conservators will be on hand to talk about the library, to present a small selection of its treasures, and to outline plans for the future.

21/12/2016

Free

Music

Christmas concert with the Orchestra of St Johns conducted by John Lubbock

With soloists Jan Schmolck (violin) and Judit Felszeghy (soprano)

Come and enjoy a performance of seasonal music and a glass of wine amidst the Fitzwilliam’s fabulous collections and get the festive season off to a very special start. Programme to include Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, arias and Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Violin Concertos in A major and E major and carols for soprano and strings.

16/12/2016

19:00 to 20:00

£25 (£20 concessions/Friends)

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 05/04/2018

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

Christmas cards

FULLY BOOKED

Ages 5+

Join artist Lara Jones for some festive fun in the studio.

21/12/2016

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

for Young People

Metal mind

13 - 18 yrs

Imagination and the mind inspire contemporary print artists like Susan Aldworth and Jane Dixon, whose work can be seen in the Museum’s Realisation exhibition. Follow in their footsteps and explore your creative mind in print using gold and silver embellishments on intaglio prints with artist Lucy Mazur.

17/12/2016

11:00 to 13:00

£5

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