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01 April 2020Fitzwilliam Museum

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Fitzwilliam Museum
Wednesday 01 April 2020

With original donations bequeathed in 1816 by the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, the Fitzwilliam Museum is now the lead partner of the University of Cambridge Museums, and is one of the most impressive regional museums in Europe. Our first impressions of this neo-classical building will be formed by the stunning Palladian entrance hall designed by Edward Barry, son of the famous architect Charles Barry. With over half a million works of art from Renaissance masterpieces, French Impressionist paintings, Egyptian sarcophagi and Chinese pottery in over thirty exhibition rooms this is a remarkable tourist attraction and is highly recommended.

On arrival in Cambridge we will stop at the Royal Cambridge Hotel in the centre of the city for tea, coffee and pastries, which are included in the cost of the trip. From there it is a short walk to the Fitzwilliam Museum. You will then be free to browse around the museum at your leisure, but at 2:00 pm or 2:15 pm we will then join our two guides for a one-hour highlights tour which will explain some of the exhibits in more detail. We will depart for Haddenham at 3:30 pm.

The Museum has a small, but good, café for lunch with an adjacent gift shop selling quality items. However, there are numerous other cafes and restaurants in Trumpington Street if you would prefer to eat elsewhere.

Please advise at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Depart Bradmoor Farm: 8:00 for 8:15 am departure

Depart Fitzwilliam Museum: 3:30 pm with planned return
approximately 5:30 pm

Cost per head: £30.00