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March - Object of the Month

This Easter enjoy the Fitzwilliam Museum’s major exhibition Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt, this exhibition is proving exceedingly popular, described by Alastair Sooke from The Telegraph as having startling insights that remind us of the glorious strangeness of the past.

Also on show for Easter are the exhibitions Crawling with Life: Flower drawings from the Henry Rogers Broughton bequest and 1816: Prints by Turner, Goya and Cornelius. Visit our Current Exhibitions page for more information about our free shows.

Families can discover our collections through a variety of free resources that are available from both entrances to the Museum. 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 Starters - pick up a satchel 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 on the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Pictures and also a new gallery trail on the theme of Nursery Rhymes which guides our younger visitors through our ceramics collection.

A selection of drawing materials are available to borrow at any time. And don’t forget to look out for Easter themed items amongst our permanent displays, including a lovely rabbit tureen (Gallery 26), and paintings from the Easter story (Galleries 6, 7 & 8).

Further into the Easter holidays families are welcome to join us for the Fitz First Saturday on April 2nd. This month's theme is "Favourite Things". Explore the Museum's galleries and make a mobile in the studio. 2-4pm.

In the Courtyard Café the menu includes dishes with an Egyptian theme inspired by the Death on the Nile exhibition.

We hope you enjoy visiting the Museum this Easter.


Opening & Closure Times

Good Friday 25 March – Closed

Saturday 26 March: 10.00 – 17.00

Sunday 27 & Monday 28 March: 12.00 – 17.00

1 March 2016

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