When visiting such an internationally-renowned centre of learning as Cambridge, you can be sure that there are plenty of events to go to and things to see. Cambridge also has the incredible Fitzwilliam museum, which is consistently one of the most popular places to visit in Cambridge because it is so full of interesting exhibits and displays.
Located close to the Tamburlaine hotel and other hotels in central Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is free to enter.
Peace and War: 1900 – 1940
4 July 2017 – 29 October 2017
This exhibit focuses on European art through forty years of turmoil. The years that gave the world Art Deco and Art Nouveau also saw war and bloodshed, with two world wars also helping mark the years.
This exhibition features both the peacetime arts, before and after WWI and before WWII, as well as art forged in war. Medals count towards this form of art, and both German and French specimens are on display.
Cambridge also has a spectacular number of museums, as one might expect from a city famous for its university. The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has over one million artefacts for perusal.
8 March 2017 – 22 April 2018
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Another India charts the heritage of India’s indigenous communities, the Adivasi. Almost two hundred objects and photographs sit alongside 23 newly-commissioned pieces by indigenous artists from across India.
The displays present the stories of India; the story of the indigenous people, of British colonialism in India, and follow different threads for visitors to find and learn about.
Cambridge also has a long history of explorers, which is why the Polar Museum was established here. Sponsored by the geographers of the University of Cambridge, the Polar Museum frequently has new exhibits for those who want to learn more about the snowy continents that few have ever visited.
Shackleton: Life and Leadership
Until 22 December 2017
The Polar Museum
Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, otherwise known as Endurance, is considered the last major expedition to discover the hitherto unknown Antarctic. As it’s 100 years since the expedition took place, the Polar Museum has revamped their collection to focus on Sir Ernest Shackleton.
He grew from a boy of 16 who left school for the Navy to one of the most celebrated explorers ever. He was knighted, grew incredibly famous, and received medal after award—from thirteen other nations, not including the UK!
His men said that Shackleton was an incredible leader, and this exhibit examines his life and times so visitors can make their own minds up about him.
Cambridge has so many artists working and living within the city boundaries, and there are plenty of exhibits in independent art galleries around the main streets. If you go to Cambridge, discover it yourself on foot or bike to find out places you never would have seen otherwise.