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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.
Membership benefits include:
Lectures, evening openings and exclusive study mornings in the Museum
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
Personal mailing of the Museum’s brochure 'What’s On' and the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum newsletter
Concessionary prices for Museum events
Exclusive offers in the shop and discounts at the café
Free use of Museum audio guides
The Friends of the Fitzwilliam, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB