Looking for a truly spectacular collection of art and antiquities? Look no further than the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge where you can view their amazing collection. Founded by Richard Fitzwilliam in 1816, the Fitzwilliam Museum has become home to over 500,000 different objects and pieces of artwork, with paintings from influential artists including Monet, Picasso, Rubens, Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Dyck, Canaletto and Nimrud.
The museum is split up into five sections; Antiquities, Applied Arts, Coins and Medals, Rare Manuscripts and Printed Books, and Paintings, Drawings and Prints. They have artefacts from all over the world including; Ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, and Romano.
Their “Music Manuscripts” collection contains the largest collection of 16th Century Elizabethan Virginal manuscript music ever written. Whether you’re an art history fan or just looking for a wet weather plan, this fantastic collection is well worth a visit!