Mosaic Tile Flooring at The Fitzwilliam MuseumThis week has been far less exciting than last week, which isn't all that surprising considering I started the month of October in Cambridge!  With a couple of days set aside for exploring, plans were set to ensure I soaked up the most architectural beauty as possible. Mission accomplished.  Considering Cambridge is very much a university city, you can anticipate a ton of college buildings, alongside various famous chapels.  Just ten minutes in the area will give you an idea of what it would be like to live there.  Honestly?  It's not somewhere I'd want to live, but that's not to say it doesn't make for a fabulous city break - particularly with so much beauty around every corner!  Speaking of which, The Fitzwilliam Museum was one of my favourite finds...
The Fitzwilliam Museum Architecture in Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Ornate Ceiling
Staircase Leading Into The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
So, a little background on this spectacular building; it's the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge and is free to visit. Even on a weekday, The Fitzwilliam Museum attracts swarms of visitors - students, locals and tourists alike.  I feel as though it'd make a beautiful meeting place for those getting to know each other (oops, there's the romantic in me again!).  If you're a longterm reader of A Glass Of Ice, it won't come as a surprise as to why I've dedicated a full post to the museum's architecture.  It's this kind of beauty that makes exploring new places so memorable; the ceiling alone will stay in my mind forever.

At the moment, current exhibitions include Degas: a passion for perfection, Peace and War: 1900-1940 and plenty more.  Future features include Codebreakers & Groundbreakers and Hugo Dalton: the revival lightdrawings (which has certainly piqued my curiosity!).

Psst!  Visit England have announced The Fitzwilliam Museum as the most popular free tourist attraction in the East of England.
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Travel Blog Review
Best Most Stunning Architecture in Cambridge UK
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge Exterior Gates
Consider this just a little taster of all that Cambridge has to offer - you can expect a lot more talk of the city here over the next couple of weeks!  Hmm perhaps I should add this to my list of 8 Culture-Packed Day Trips To Take From London?  It's only an hour or so from the capital by train!

Let me know whether you've ever visited this museum before - and of course whether or not you're familiar with Cambridge?  This was my first ever visit to the city and so I'm super curious to hear your thoughts on the area!

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington St

With love,

Gabrielle x