This summer enjoy the Fitzwilliam Museum’s two new exhibitions of rarely exhibited works Watercolour: Elements of nature featuring paintings by artists including Turner, Whistler, Cézanne and Sargent, and Ruskin’s Turners - last on display 15 years ago. Also new for Summer is Designed to Impress: Highlights from the print collection. Continuing exhibitions include Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Close-up and Personal: Eighteenth-century gold boxes from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection. Visit our Current Exhibitions page for more information about our free shows and displays.
On the first Saturday of every month families can collect drawing materials, activities and themed trails from Gallery 33. 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 on the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Pictures and Egyptian objects. A selection of drawing materials are available to borrow too.
The North Lawn Café will be open throughout the summer, weather permitting, and provides a lovely al fresco setting to enjoy fresh sandwiches, salads and drinks.
We hope you enjoy visiting the Museum this Summer.
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