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Friends of the Fitzwilliam

An outstanding museum needs exceptional supporters. The Friends of the Fitzwilliam was formed in 1909 to support the Museum and is the oldest such society in Britain. Friends play a vital role in the life of the Fitzwilliam and their contributions are greatly valued.

For over a century, the passion and dedication of a committed membership have enabled hundreds of outstanding works of art to enter and enrich the Museum's collections for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.

The main aim of the Friends is to continue supporting the Museum through:

  • the contribution of their annual subscription to the acquisition funds
  • the provision of volunteers' help when and where appropriate
  • the fostering of interest in the Museum

By joining today your generosity will help to keep the collection alive.

Become part of something special, join our Friends now

Membership benefits include:

  • Lectures, evening openings and exclusive study mornings in the Museum
  • Priority booking period for events and new exhibitions
  • Special visits to the collections, libraries and other treasures in the University of Cambridge and its colleges
  • Visits to exhibitions, galleries and historic houses
  • Social gatherings in the summer and at Christmas
  • Receive the monthly Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum e-newsletter and the Museum’s What’s On e-newsletter with bespoke and exclusive content and events
  • Concessionary prices for selected Museum events
  • Exclusive offers in the shop and discounts at the café

Contact our team

The Friends of the Fitzwilliam The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RB
Tel.: 01223 332 933 Email:

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