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Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge)

The Fitzwilliam Museum is an outstanding museum in Cambridge.

It is situated in Trumpington Street.

The museum is based on the collection of Robert, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion, who had purchased items from a number of European collections. He bequeathed all this to Cambridge University when he died in 1816.

The building is an impressive one begun by architect George Basevi in 1834 and completed in 1875.

Here are collections by outstanding painters, sculptors, furniture makers etc.

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