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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
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Lunchtime Talks

Art speak

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

23/07/2019

13:15 to 13:45

Free | Drop-in

Camel

Jennifer Lee: A personal selection

A talk with artist Jennifer Lee.

24/07/2019

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Girl with tattered glove

Extended MUSE workshop

Exquisite examples of still life paintings can be seen in our Beggarstaffs exhibition. Join guest artist Penny Price to experiment with the painting techniques used to create these seemingly timeless works of art.

26/07/2019

10:00 to 15:00

£40 per person (£35 concessions)

Talks and Events

Bowl

Elspeth Owen: Potter and material woman

Elspeth Owen’s ceramics are found in museum collections all over the world and are all made in her studio in a former cricket pavilion in Grantchester. Elspeth will talk about the centrality of touch in the making and enjoying of pots and there will be an opportunity to handle some of her works.

27/07/2019

14:00

Free

Tour

Tours

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

Family Activities

Circus performers

StrongWomen Science

Ages 5+

A new show starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin or if you can juggle liquid? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks.

30/07/2019

11:00 to 15:00

£10 per child

Circus performers

Family Art Week

The circus is coming to town. Join us for circus themed activities and performances inspired by circus strongman and Victorian adventurer The Great Belzoni.

30/07/2019 to 02/08/2019

11:00 to 15:00

Free | Drop-in

Circus performers

StrongWomen Science

Ages 5+

A new show starring two women scientists turned circus performers. Ever wanted to know how you balance a chair on your chin or if you can juggle liquid? StrongWomen Aoife and Maria reveal the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks.

31/07/2019

11:00 to 15:00

£10 per child

Contortionist

Gossamer Thread Circus

Recommended for families with children aged 5 and over

Roll up, roll up! See Gossamer Thread Circus delight, amuse and amaze. Featuring the girl who can dance in the air, the world's bendiest man, the amazing Circus in a Suitcase and more.

01/08/2019

11:00 to 15:00

Free

Discover in a day

Ages 5+

Pick up your Discover Arts Award Challenge at the Fitzwilliam. Hunt around the Museum and gather inspiration

02/08/2019

11:00 to 15:00

Free | Drop-in

Contortionist

Gossamer Thread Circus

Recommended for families with children aged 5 and over

Roll up, roll up! See Gossamer Thread Circus delight, amuse and amaze. Featuring the girl who can dance in the air, the world's bendiest man, the amazing Circus in a Suitcase and more.

02/08/2019

11:00 to 15:00

Free

Circus trick

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of 'circus tricks'.

03/08/2019

14:00 to 16:00

Free | Drop-in

Tackle the Riddle of the White Sphinx

FULLY BOOKED

Ages 7+

Crack codes and solve clues in this fun workshop based on the Hidden Tales, an exciting new adventure series where families go on a treasure hunt around the museums of Cambridge. Make art inspired by the Fitzwilliam with illustrator Jennifer Bell and listen to a book reading by author Mark Wells.

13/08/2019

10:30 to 12:30

Free

for Young People

Circus tent

Circus of the bizarre

Ages 11+

Join us for our popular summer arts festival creating a circus of the bizarre in our marquee on the front lawn.

01/08/2019

13:30 to 15:00

Free

Apples

Curating Challenge: Bronze Arts Award in a week!

FULLY BOOKED

11 - 14 yrs

Work with staff and artists on a special Arts Award project to develop and test creative ideas for an upcoming exhibition on the theme of food, feasting and fasting. Find out about what goes on behind the scenes at the Museum and share your own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

06/08/2019 to 09/08/2019

10:15 to 15:00

£85 (4 day course)

 

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