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Family Visiting Tips

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th December to 27th December 2021 and 31st December 2021 to 1st January 2022 inclusive closed Gallery closures and collection updates

The Fitzwilliam is a great place to bring children when the Museum is open. Entry is always free (including special exhibitions). You will see paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and more. Don’t feel like you need to see the entire Museum in one day. It’s a big place and worth many visits. We do have free family trails but we suggest bringing your own paper and pencils if you want to draw in the gallery.

Before you begin:

Ideas for your visit:


A children's menu is available in the Café. During weekends and most school holidays the schools' lunchroom is available for all visitors, particularly families, to eat packed lunches and leave buggies. Please check at the information desks for availability.

Bags and Pushchairs

There is level access at the Courtyard Entrance for families with pushchairs or those who need disabled access. Buggies are allowed in all galleries, but unfortunately not back-pack style child carriers. Secure facilities for coats and bags are available at museum entrances. Buggies and pushchairs can be left in the school lunchroom during weekends and for most days during school holidays, at the owner's own risk. Please check at the information desks for availability.


Unfortunately we do not have a dedicated space for breastfeeding. Many families prefer the Café.


Located near both entrances on the lower ground floor, including accessible toilets.

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