Museums and galleries in Cambridge will be closed to the public as part of a period of national/local restrictions.
Over the Christmas period there are plenty of reasons to visit us at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Pick up a family activity, visit the permanent collections, see our current exhibitions, or come in for seasonal favourites in our shop and café.
Our free Christmas activities for families include a Nativity Story Satchel for 2-6 year olds (with a picture book and nativity set), and a 12 days of Christmas Drawing Bag for ages 5+. These are available to collect any time from our entrance desks.
Find out about the wit and humour of satirists and political cartoonists through the ages in our Ronald Searle and Cradled in caricature exhibitions. Both run through to the end of January.
In our galleries, you can find winter scenes, angels and nativity paintings. See The Adoration of the Shepherds by Tintoretto in Gallery 7, or richly illuminated manuscripts in the Rothschild Gallery.
The café will be serving mince pies, stollen and hot chocolate throughout December. And an exclusive range of beautiful art inspired gifts, stunning Christmas cards, books and jewellery are available in the Courtyard shop.
Online, join us on Twitter for a different image from the collections each day throughout the 12 days of Christmas.
Museum Christmas holiday opening times: CLOSED: 24, 25, 26 December OPEN: 12.00-17.00: 27, 28 December OPEN: 10.00-17.00: 29, 30 December CLOSED: 31 December, 01 January