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February half term week at the Fitzwilliam

Come and visit us this February half term and see our new exhibition The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection with linked display of love-themed ceramics, plus special lunchtime talk on 14 Feb. Sampled Lives: samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum and Degas Drinker: portraits by Marcellin Desboutin also remain on display.

In addition to our temporary exhibitions, and permanent collections, we are running a number of events and activities for younger visitors. Students preparing for their art exams (GCSE, A Level and BTEC) can enrol on Source for practical art workshops and gallery research. And we invite families to see the Museum come to life for this year’s Twilight at the Museums.

There are also a variety of free resources available from both entrances to the Museum at any time. Those with babies (0-2 years) can pick up a play mat containing carefully selected resources that connect with themes and objects in the collection. Little ones (2-6 years) can benefit from our Story Starter satchels containing a picture book and activities to explore the galleries. Whilst those with 5-12 year olds can complete games and puzzles to journey around the museum with one of our Fitz Kits, or pick up a gallery trail. A selection of drawing materials are available to borrow at any time too.

Visitors of all ages are invited to see the Book of the Dead of Ramose laid out for a special viewing on Saturday 10 February (booking essential), or join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturday 10 or 17 February. Relax to music at our Sunday lunchtime concerts with music for piano (11 Feb) and the Instrumental award holders for chamber music (18 Feb).

We hope you enjoy visiting the Museum this February half term. Don’t forget that our shop and café will also be open during opening hours, including the late night opening for Twilight.

5 February 2018

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