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

All groups will need to be booked at least one week in advance through the Education and Bookings administrator, telephone 01223 332904 or email .

If you come to the museum without making a booking you may be refused entrance.

During Cambridgeshire school term we are unable to accept large groups during the morning, as there is other teaching going on in the galleries at this time. However we do welcome groups after 14:00.

When making the booking we will need to know the following information:

1. Your name and the name of the group
2. The size of your group
3. The date and time you hope to make your visit
4. If you wish to lecture

The maximum group size for one arrival time is 30 people. Group arrival times are offered at 30 minute intervals. If your group is larger than 30, please state your requirements when booking, so that additional arrangements can be made.

All groups must enter the Museum through the Courtyard Entrance where the leaders can check in at the Reception desk. Leaders or organisers may be required to divide their parties into groups, which are small enough to avoid inconvenience to other visitors.


There is no admission fee, however the museum would appreciate a donation of £3 per person (the suggested minimum is £10 per group).

Further information

Guided Tours
An introduction to the Museum

Musical Magic at the Museum

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

At the Fitzwilliam Museum we are passionate about sharing great art with our audiences from their earliest years. Working alongside the Academy of Ancient Music meant that we could introduce great music too! We were approached by the Academy of Ancient Music, who are the orchestra-in-residence at the University of Cambridge, to investigate the possibility of bringing art and music... Read full article

Arts Pioneers: a monthly club for young people with physical and learning disabilities

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

The Arts Pioneers is a monthly Saturday club based at the Fitzwilliam Museum that encourages disabled young people to be inspired by the richly diverse arts and science collections of the eight University of Cambridge Museums and the Botanic Garden. The club is for young people aged 11-15, who are eligible for Short Breaks funding. The University of Cambridge Museums... Read full article

Digital Maker in Residence: Month 1

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

Katy Marshall joined the University of Cambridge Museums as our Digital Maker in Residence in January. Here are her reflections on a busy first month. As cliched as it sounds, it honestly feels like January has flown by. It’s been a busy month of meeting with the museums, being introduced to the various staff members and discussing ideas and content... Read full article

Once upon a time in Coventry….

Mon, 05 Feb 2018

Nicola travelled to Coventry for the Family Friendly Conference to share ideas about what makes museums ‘family friendly’. She ran a workshop on ‘Creating Stories with Museum Objects’, and heard case studies and stories from other museums around the UK. Once upon a time there lived a Museum Educator who really loved stories.  Scary stories, wordless stories, fantastical stories, life... Read full article

King’s Hedges Trailblazers: A Partnership Project

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

King’s Hedges Educational Federation and the Fitzwilliam Museum have been developing a strategic partnership for a number of years.  In Summer 2017, the whole school took part in museum visits linked to different themes they were studying at school.  Each class contributed to the creation of a new Fitz Families Trail around the museum to encourage children to return to... Read full article