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We regret that from time to time some galleries are closed to the public for refurbishment or redisplay - we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Long-Term Closures

Gallery 1 

Gallery 2 (British art 1801-1900)

Gallery 11 (Arts of the 20th Century) Will be used for temporary exhibitions for the foreseeable future.

Gallery 32 (Rothschild Gallery of Medieval & Renaissance art)

Gallery 34 (Fans)

Short-Term Closures

The Founders Entrance will reopen on 24th May. 

In addition, individual pictures and objects are sometimes sent on loan to other museums. It is also necessary from time to time to change the contents of a display or remove items for conservation. If you are planning to visit the Museum to see a particular item, please check in advance that it is on view by contacting:

Access to study rooms and research visits

The main focus of the Fitzwilliam Museum at present is on the safe reopening of gallery spaces for public visits. The University is working towards reopening its workplaces by the autumn, and protocols for safe working in non-public areas of the museum are in the process of being developed. Our study rooms will remain closed until those protocols are in place. Once we are in a position to open study rooms and allow research visits behind the scenes, our priority will be to facilitate visits that had been booked in prior to the necessary closure of the museum (provided that the proposed visitor is in a position to come to the museum), with new visits to be fitted in around those within safe working practices.