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Museum Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday:
10:00 - 17:00

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays:
12:00 - 17:00

CLOSED: Mondays, Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January

Admission to the Museum's collections and to exhibitions is free. Visitors' donations help keep the galleries open and are much appreciated.

Please note: Photography is permitted in the Museum under new trial arrangements.
Fitzwilliam Museum Policy on Photography in the galleries

Planning your visit

The collections are arranged in 30 galleries on two main levels. These divide roughly into paintings, drawings, sculpture and furniture on the first floor and applied arts and antiquities on the ground floor (see Museum Floorplan). There are also regular temporary exhibitions.

The length of an average visit is approximately 2 to 3 hours, during which time it is possible to see a wide range of objects in the collection. However, the length of stay will depend very much on the interests of the individual visitor and many people enjoy a whole day at the Museum, taking lunch in the Courtyard Café. Families with younger children can book out the Fitz Kits free of charge to take children on an adventure tour through the galleries.

Gallery Closures

We regret that from time to time some galleries are closed to the public for refurbishment or redisplay.

Adeane Gallery (12) - until further notice.

What's On


1816: Prints by Turner, Goya and Cornelius

Celebrating the First 200 Years: The Fitzwilliam Museum 1816 - 2016

Crawling with Life: Flower drawings from the Henry Rogers Broughton Bequest

The Fitzwilliam Museum : Opening Hours

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