The Fitzwilliam Museum collections are extraordinary, ranging from ancient near east artefacts, to arms and armour, the arts of Asia, ceramics, glass and enamels, coins and medals, collections from Cyprus and Egypt, fine printed books, furniture and clocks, illuminated manuscripts, Islamic art, literary manuscripts, paintings, prints, jewellery, textiles and so much more.
The museum's collection of over 18,000 drawings encompasses works from all major European Schools from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century, including Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, Ingres, Degas and Picasso.
The collection of watercolours is celebrated, reflecting a huge range of artists including JR Couzens, Samuel Palmer, Sargent, Whistler and Paul Nash as well as over fifty works by J H W Turner.
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Price: Free entry
Nearest railway station: Cambridge - 20 minute walk to The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
Directions: The Fitzwilliam Museum is a 20 min walk from Cambridge Station via Station Road, Hills Road, Lensfield Road and Trumpington Street. Alternatively, the U bus takes 9 minutes from bus stop 8 in front of the station and stops just outside the museum.