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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed Good Friday, 24-26 & 31 December and 1 January
FREE ADMISSION

 

 

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

 

Lunchtime Concerts

Musicians

Galliard Ensemble

Performances of Bizet's Jeux d'enfants and Mompou's Scènes d'enfants arranged for flute, oboe, bassoon and piano.

Each of the Fitzwilliam's concerts highlights a particular work in the Museum's collection - view the full listing for more information.

17/11/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Handel inspires Handel

For his final recital as Honorary Keeper of Music, and on St Cecilia’s day, Gerald Gifford performs works from Handel’s own manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam’s collection, which demonstrate the composer’s art of arrangement and adaptation for keyboard.

22/11/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musician

Music for piano and violin

Alex Reid (piano) and Andrew Lawrie (violin) perform works including Beethoven’s Spring Sonata Op 24.

Each of the Fitzwilliam's concerts highlights a particular work in the Museum's collection - view the full listing for more information.

24/11/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Cambridge University Instrumental Award Holders

A performance by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians.

Each of the Fitzwilliam's concerts highlights a particular work in the Museum's collection - view the full listing for more information.

01/12/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Lunchtime Talks

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

19/11/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Sound wave

Picturing what cannot be seen: Visualising sound within 19th-century acoustics

A talk with Dr David Trippett, Faculty of Music.

20/11/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Ceramic food

Curators’ introduction to Feast & Fast

A talk with Dr Victoria Avery and Dr Melissa Calaresu, Exhibition Curators.

27/11/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Ceramic apples

Good enough to eat? Preparing ceramic fake food for the Feast & Fast exhibition

A talk with Tim Matthews, Applied Arts Technician.

04/12/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Lotus flowers

The fragrance of lotus: Archaeology and sensorial experimentation in Afghanistan caves 1960s – 1980s

A talk with Professor Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Department of Art History, University of Delaware, Newark, USA.

11/12/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

17/12/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Christmas food

The food of Christmas past

A talk with Ivan Day, Feast & Fast Food Historian.

18/12/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Flower arranging

Portals to the World

FULLY BOOKED

An art appreciation course designed especially for people 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 hands on practical art activity or art handling. In partnership with Dementia Compass.

21/11/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Flower arranging

Portals to the World

FULLY BOOKED

An art appreciation course designed especially for people 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 hands on practical art activity or art handling. In partnership with Dementia Compass.

28/11/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Ceramic food

MUSE: Food glorious food

Feast your eyes on fantastic table settings and Baroque banquets in our new Feast & Fast exhibition. Find inspiration and model your own contemporary take on Baroque tableware – there’s no such thing as over the top!

29/11/2019

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Japanese snow print

Extended MUSE workshop: Winter lights

Explore the beauty of winter in our collection - low sun in softly lit European landscapes and Japanese snow scenes. See a selection of these artworks on paper with a visit to the Study Room. Then return to the Studio for a morning creating your own winter-inspired prints and paintings to use as greeting cards or seasonal gifts.

13/12/2019

10:15 to 13:00

£15

Gingerbread

Christmas recipes

Join Food Historian, Ivan Day, for this insightful talk about historical Christmas food, with demonstration of original equipment and object handling opportunities. Afterwards there will also be the chance to walk around the Feast & Fast exhibition with Ivan, to look at exhibits relating to Christmas food traditions.

17/12/2019

14:00 to 15:30

£10 (£8 concessions)

Talks and Events

Food

LATE: A Feast for your Senses

See our new Feast & Fast exhibition, join pop-up talks, learn more about Christmas food traditions and book for a special screening of Bright Star (PG) – a romantic drama about John Keats starring Ben Whishaw, programmed to complement our Keats display and preceded by live music. Catch up on your Christmas shopping with cards, decorations and unique art inspired gifts and jewellery in the Courtyard Shop and relax with seasonal treats in the Courtyard Café to live jazz music.

28/11/2019

17:00 to 21:00

Book cover

Cambridge Literary Festival: Nicola Upson - Stanley and Elsie

Cambridge author Nicola Upson talks about her new book on the painter Stanley Spencer - written through the eyes of the women who knew him, in particular his housekeeper Elsie.

30/11/2019

14:30

£11 (£9 concessions)

Figurine

Feast & Fast exhibition tour for people who love to move!

Tours run between 9.30 – 11.00 & 14.00 – 15.30

Join curator Dr Victoria Avery and dance artist Filipa Pereira Stubbs for this tour with a difference – we will hear stories, share our responses, select soundtracks and then dance! Everyone is welcome, the dance practice is simple and designed for all to enjoy.

02/12/2019

09:30 to 15:30

£10

Pomegranates

Early morning curators’ tour of Feast & Fast

FULLY BOOKED

A private guided tour of the Feast & Fast exhibition with curators Dr Victoria Avery and Dr Melissa Calaresu for individuals and groups, before the Museum opens at 10.00.

03/12/2019

09:15 to 10:00

£13.50 (£11.50 concessions)

Tour

Tour group

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 04/04/2021

14:30 to 15:30

Fossil

Touch tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Fabulous fossils

FULLY BOOKED

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Touch and explore a wide variety of fabulous fossils in the galleries with Education Officer, Nicola Skipper.

19/11/2019

10:30 to 12:00

Free

Tour

Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum - Thank you to National Lottery players

An introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum showing you some of our wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.

23/11/2019

11:00 to 12:00

Free to National Lottery ticket holders

Tour

Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum - Thank you to National Lottery players

An introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum showing you some of our wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.

24/11/2019

14:30 to 15:30

Free to National Lottery ticket holders

Bridging Binaries: LGBTQ+ Tours

From same- sex behaviour among penguins to eroticism in the ancient world, explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections.

Join our volunteer guides to discover their personal selection of fascinating stories of non-normative gender and sexual identities through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.

07/12/2019

11:30

Free

The Nativity

Nine lessons and images: Art for Christmas tour

Join Robert Lloyd Parry for story-rich tours of the Fitzwilliam’s collection on a Christmas theme.

10/12/2019

14:00

£10 + booking fee

The Nativity

Nine lessons and images: Art for Christmas tour

Join Robert Lloyd Parry for story-rich tours of the Fitzwilliam’s collection on a Christmas theme.

11/12/2019

14:00

£10 + booking fee

The Nativity

Nine lessons and images: Art for Christmas tour

Join Robert Lloyd Parry for story-rich tours of the Fitzwilliam’s collection on a Christmas theme.

13/12/2019

14:00

£10 + booking fee

The Nativity

Nine lessons and images: Art for Christmas tour

Join Robert Lloyd Parry for story-rich tours of the Fitzwilliam’s collection on a Christmas theme.

14/12/2019

14:00

£10 + booking fee

The Nativity

Nine lessons and images: Art for Christmas tour

Join Robert Lloyd Parry for story-rich tours of the Fitzwilliam’s collection on a Christmas theme.

15/12/2019

14:00

£10 + booking fee

Family Activities

Snow flake

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of festive fun.

07/12/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

for Young People

Fan

ReSource: Fan club

13 - 18 yrs

Love fashion and accessories? Fans really are a fashion must-have miniature design statement. Check out these beauties in our Fans Unfolded exhibition with artist Iona McCuaig. Find out how they were made, then make your own contemporary fan designs.

23/11/2019

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Fan

Make! FANtasia

11 - 13 yrs

Are you a fan of fans? Find out how they were made and make your own contemporary designs after a visit to our Fans Unfolded exhibition, with artist Iona McCuaig.

23/11/2019

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Students looking at work of art

Zensation

Creative wellbeing programme for university students

Relax and enjoy some creative making, tinkering and doodling designed to lower stress and maximize your zentential over a cup of tea or coffee.

30/11/2019

14:00 to 15:30

Free

Ceramic food

ReSource: A feast for your eyes

13 - 18 yrs

Design a feast that looks as good as it tastes with artist Caroline Wendling. Let your imagination run riot and create your own fanciful food displays that we can eat with our eyes, gaining design inspiration from the Baroque table displays in our Feast & Fast exhibition.

14/12/2019

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Eggs

ReSource: Food glorious food

11 - 13 yrs

Join our food colour lab and make your own art with natural dyes from the food we eat - turmeric, chocolate, coffee, tea, berries, eggs, beetroot, spinach and red cabbage. Create a feast from these tasty colours with guest artist Caroline Wendling, and celebrate food with a visit to our Feast & Fast exhibition.

14/12/2019

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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