Fitzwilliam Museum & Botanic Gardens

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Ancient insights and green fingers in Cambridge.

Like a modern day Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum and Botanic Gardens bring together ancient civilisations and horticultural delights. The Fitzwilliam Museum’s antiquities allow you to immerse yourself fully in the fascinating customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. You’ll find yourself transported from an Egyptian funeral circa 4500 BC to a seventeenth century European battlefield.

For those with a love of art, the museum also has an impressive collection with works on show by Titian, da Vinci, and Picasso, to name just a few.

If you feel like some fresh air after all those happy hours in the museum then head to the Botanic Gardens. On a sunny day there’s nothing better than exploring the 40 acres of beautiful gardens, if it’s chilly, head for the glasshouses where you can warm up and see how plants survive in environments as diverse as jungles and deserts.

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