β: This is a Beta release of our potential new website. We want to co-design
our Virtual Museum presence with you.
You can return to our current site at any time.
ticket FREE ENTRY- Booking essential
We are open: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 from the bequest of Richard, VII Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion and the tradition of philanthropy has supported the Museum to flourish as a place of knowledge, inspiration and beauty ever since. Research, education, conservation, acquisitions, exhibitions and collections care have been made possible through acts of generosity.
We invite you to make a gift, support your Fitzwilliam and become part of the Museum’s story and its future.
Admission to the museum is free and we welcome 400,000 visitors per year through our doors, plus over 430,000 users to our website. We are a charity and rely on supporters and donors to help us achieve our purpose:
To contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest levels To preserve and extend our world-class collections To offer exhibitions and public programmes that engage the widest possible audience. Thank you for your support.