The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB, UK
About The Fitzwilliam Museum
The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 with the most generous bequest of Viscount Fitzwilliam to the University of Cambridge, where he had studied. His founding collections of paintings, prints, manuscripts and library have been built upon over nearly two hundred years. Nowadays, the extraordinary Fitzwilliam Museum houses over half a million artworks and artefacts in a magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of historic Cambridge.
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