Graham Robertson Study Room

Opening hours

The Study Room is open by appointment Wednesday – Friday 10.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.30.

On Tuesdays the room is available for teaching purposes (priority given to University teaching in full term) and for groups of up to 12 visitors.

Closed: Saturday - Monday, and Good Friday and between 24 December and 2 January.


The Study Room is open to visitors over 16 years of age whether they are scholars, students or member of the public, but an appointment must be made in advance. Those under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult on their first visit.

Access for groups is limited to Tuesdays, please see above.

The Study Room (Room 9) is located on the first floor next to the Spanish Gallery (Gallery 8). Visitors are recommended to use the Courtyard Entrance to the Museum where wheelchair access is available via a lift.


The Study Room offers visitors access to prints, drawings, rare books and manuscript and printed music in the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum – by appointment. A member of staff will be available at all times to assist visitors with straightforward enquiries. If they are unable to answer your query they will be able to direct you to someone who can.

There is also access to a small library of reference material relating to the works and electronic resources, including the Museum's online public access catalogue (OPAC). Details of most of the Museum's Reference Library holdings may be found on the Cambridge University Union catalogue (Newton), which may also be accessed via a terminal in the Study Room as well as in the Reference Library (Room 30) located close to the Courtyard Entrance.

Study Room Regulations

Please consult the Study Room Regulations.

Procedure for making an appointment

1. Admission to the Study Room is by appointment only, and visitors are advised to book as far in advance as possible. All visitors must request what they want to see at the time of booking. Details of the collections of paintings and drawings and parts of the collections of prints, printed books and manuscripts are available online via the Museum's website. The Request form is available in a downloadable format to send in. The Museum will reply by email or telephone, either confirming the date or suggesting another.

Download request form    PDF    MS Word

If you have any particular access requirements, please let us know so that we can ensure we meet them as fully as possible e.g. wheelchair/mobility access; magnification equipment.

Please do not arrive at the Museum for an appointment if you have not heard from the Fitzwilliam Museum confirming the date and time.

2. At the time of your appointment you should arrive at the Museum's Courtyard Entrance and report to the reception desk. You will then be given directions to get to the study room, and shown where to wash your hands. Coats, briefcases and bags (except small handbags and battery operated laptops) must be left at the Bagcheck where there are secure lockers provided. Food and drink (including bottled water), newspapers, pens and chewing gum, mobile phones, cameras and audio devices may not be taken into the study room.

3. Visitors should knock on the door of the Study Room if the Invigilator does not see their approach. If this is your first visit you will be asked to read the Regulations and to complete a registration form. All visitors must sign the Visitor Book, and produce proof of identity with either a passport / driving licence, student card or an official letter showing permanent address. In the case of group visits, the group leader should provide personal identification and vouch for the group providing a list of the members' names.


Graham Robertson Study Room
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
Telephone: 01223 764363

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