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Founded in 1909 with the sole purpose of raising money for acquisitions, the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum is the oldest such society in the country.      

By joining today your generosity will help to keep the collection alive.


Join online

Become a Friend today


Or give the gift of Friends Membership

Membership of the Friends makes a delightful gift – for Christmas, a special retirement present, a gift for friends or family moving into the area, or just a wonderful way to support the work of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the lovers of art in your life.

Buy an Individual Gift Membership

Buy a Joint Gift Membership

Buy an Individual Life Gift Membership

Buy a Joint Life Gift Membership


Membership benefits include:

Lectures, evening openings and exclusive study mornings in the Museum

Special Visits to the collections, libraries and other treasures in the University of Cambridge and its Colleges

Visits to exhibitions, galleries and historic houses

Social gatherings in the Summer and at Christmas

Personal mailing of the Museum’s brochure What’s On and the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum newsletter

Concessionary prices for Museum events

Exclusive offers in the shop and discounts at the café


Make a Donation

All donations will directly support the Friends of the Fitzwilliam and the acquisition of museum objects and works of art.

Make a donation to the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum online here.


For queries regarding purchasing or renewing a Friends membership please contact or call 07464 715 667.