Cambridge is home to a choice of many incredible museums, one of which is The Fitzwilliam Museum. Located in central Cambridge city. it is part of the well-known and highly esteemed academic centre of excellence, The University of Cambridge. The Fitzwilliam Museum boasts a vast collection of art and antiquities that is sure to impress any visitor.
Throughout the year the museum also showcases a range of exhibitions, displays and workshops aimed at visitors of all age groups. Whether you book to attend a specific event of interest or you simply pop in on spec to see what’s happening, it’s well worth checking out even if you’re not necessarily a museum buff. Here are some highlights of what’s on at The Fitzwilliam Museum throughout the months of December and January:
Christmas Crafts Session
8th December 2017
If you’re heading to Cambridge for a visit over the Christmas season and you are planning to stay in one of our hotels near Cambridge Station, it’s well worth checking out this seasonal crafting session. Get into the Christmas spirit and indulge your creative flair and who knows, you might discover a fun new hobby. Attendees will have the opportunity to make gifts for loved ones, items for the home and many more unique crafts.
Life Drawing: 5 Yrs – 7 Yrs
16th December 2017
The Tamburlaine Hotel is popular among families, so we always take the time to find activities that the little ones in your party will enjoy. If you have a budding artist in your family or group, they are sure to enjoy the Life Drawing workshop being held in December. After exploring the Degas: A Passion for Perfection exhibition, children will join artist Lauren Clemmet in the studio to draw a real dancer themselves.
Hugo Dalton: The Revival Lightdrawings
Until 14th January 2018
Hugo Dalton will be showing his collection of lightdrawings at the museum throughout the months of December and January, by projecting them onto the variety of sculptures in the Greece and Rome Gallery. Dalton’s images will combine with the architecture to form impressive and eye catching light installations. If you’re staying at The Tamburlaine Hotel during this time, it’s an exhibition worth taking the time to visit and enjoy.
Degas: A Passion for Perfection
Until 14th January 2018
If you’re staying at one of the hotels near Cambridge Station and want to immerse yourself in something special, check out Degas: A Passion for Perfection. The exhibition showcases works by Degas and marks the centenary of Degas’ death.
Codebreakers and Groundbreakers
Until 4th February 2018
No visit to Cambridge during December and January would be complete without a trip to check out one of the top exhibitions held at The Fitzwilliam Museum; Codebreakers and Groundbreakers. This fascinating exhibit is packed full of information and items from the intriguing world of secret codes. The exhibition showcases codes used during the Second World War and Europe’s earliest comprehensive writing system, exploring how they were eventually understood and used during the conflict.