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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00 | Box office closed Mondays
Please contact 01223 333230 for daily up to date visitor information and rebook if necessary.
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For assistance with booking, or for ticket enquiries, please contact us.
Box office open 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 17:00 Sunday. Closed Monday.
phone +44 (0)1223 333 230 envelope

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Covid 19 Measures

To protect the health and wellbeing of visitors and staff, many of whom are not yet fully vaccinated, the Fitzwilliam Museum has decided to maintain a number of COVID mitigation measures.

From Tuesday 30 November, the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory throughout the museum and you can expect that our staff will be following this guidance. If you have an exemption from wearing a face covering, we encourage you to wear a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard which you can wear while in the Museum. We can issue you with one of these lanyards when you arrive and to take away with you when you leave.

Leave a donation in return for a lanyard

We strongly encourage you to maintain social distancing, sanitise or wash your hands regularly and avoid forming groups during your visit.

This reflects industry best practice, visitor sentiment research and guidance from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions and the University of Cambridge. The Museum and the Museum Café will continue to display the QR code for the NHS Test and Trace App, which visitors are encouraged to use.

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For the safety of visitors and staff, you are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering during your visit unless you are exempt; this is in line with guidance from the University of Cambridge and Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.  We support the Sunflower Lanyards initiative. 


We now only accept contactless payments and we encourage our visitors to refrain from touching surfaces unless necessary. 

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The Museum is now ticketed for all access. Please book online and if you can, in advance. This will help us to enhance your experience.

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If you, your family or anyone you live with displays symptoms associated with C-19, please delay your visit until safe to do so. We will try and accomodate rebooking. 

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Getting here

We recommend public transport as the best method to visit the Museum, and as Cambridge is renowned as a bicycle friendly city this method of transport is ideal and we have bicycle parking on site.

The nearest railway station is Cambridge (approx. 20 mins walk), with taxis and frequent buses to the city centre. The U bus from the station stops outside the Museum every day. (Turn left as you exit the station, and cross the road to the bus stops on the far side.)

For more info check the National Rail Enquiries

U bus timetable available from Go Whippet website

The U bus from Eddington to Addenbrooke's Hospital via Cambridge Station stops outside the Museum every day. The bus from Trumpington Park-and-Ride also stops outside the Museum.

Timetable available from Go Whippet website

The centre of Cambridge and the area around the Museum are subject to vehicle restrictions, and it is advisable not to travel by car into the centre where possible.

There is no visitor parking; limited Pay and Display and disabled badge-holder parking is available on Trumpington Street. The nearest car parks are:

For Park & Ride information check the Park & Ride page of the Cambridgeshire County Council

For more parking options, see also further information on parking provided by Cambridge City Council

Directions via Google Maps

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