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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge | Architectural Focus

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



  1. I love your photos. I'm always interested in different architectural styles too!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  2. Ooooh, that architecture! That ceiling! This museum sounds lovely, and photographs perfectly. You should definitely add it to your list.

  3. Fantastic photos! Love the intricacy of the mosaic, such stunning work!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  4. Ohhhmmy the features in here looks amazing. I love the architectural look of it.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  5. I visited Cambridge many years ago, but it all is a blur now. Why wouldn´t you want to live there?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Good question! Cambridge is fantastic for a city break, but personally I prefer places to be a little more cosmopolitan.

      Gabrielle x

  6. The Fitzwilliam Museum looks gorgeous - beautifully captures as always! Love all the little details. Have a fantastic weekend, Gabrielle!

    Miriam x

  7. I think the whole Europe has stunning architecture and it's my dream to travel the whole Europe in the future. Beautiful shots as always, Gabrielle.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  8. That museum looks way too gorgeous though. Hahah when can we move in?! Just stunning with all the details, grey style and decor. Hope you're having a lovely week! Xx

  9. I am so glad you are covering Cambridge Gabrielle! The Fitzwilliam Museum is absolutely SPECTACULAR. My mouth dropped when I saw the ceilings. The marble is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Gorgeous photos Gabrielle! I haven't been to Cambridge itself, but Ely is close and is also well worth a visit, especially the stunning Cathedral. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  11. I've been to Cambridge a few times, but I haven't visited the Fitzwilliam Museum and it's a shame because it looks beautiful! As a lover of architecture, this post makes me really happy. I'm very sensible to this kind of beauty, so it's nice to know other people can see that too!
    Keep giving us recommendations about beautiful places to see Gabrielle :)

    Julia x
    Last Post; A Guide to Visit Sintra, Portugal |

  12. Wow, I'm loving all these beautiful photos! The architecture is absolutely stunning! I would really love to visit Cambridge someday!

  13. The architectural details of the Fitzwilliam Museum are truly stunning Gabrielle! You always discover the loveliest places on your travels!

  14. Cambridge is really beautiful. This architecture at the museum is very magical. I love the clean lines and such a magical appeal :)

  15. Oh my goodness that ceiling is so stunning and detailed! I've never been to Cambridge but I'd literally go just to see this building- it reminds me of Ancient Greece.

    Rachel xx

  16. How beautiful is this building, the ceiling has intricate design. Must be breathtaking in real. Nice scarf you're wearing.

  17. Gorgeous pictures!! I haven't been to Cambridge for ages and your pictures have definitely made me want to go back!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  18. This looks like a fabulous place to visit. I've been to Cambridge but it was a very long time ago so I can't remember where we visited there x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  19. This looks so gorgeous! I need to discover more places like this up North!
    Amy xx

  20. I can get so lost in architecture.

  21. The architecture is unbelievable!
    You look gorgeous as always. :)

  22. These pictures are beautiful! Cambridge is one of my favourite places to visit - the architecture is absolutely stunning. Love your outfit too!

    Heather xx

  23. It's so so Beautiful! I wish we had modern artists to create timeless architecture. Love this!


  24. What a spectacular view ! Especially the first picture with the really nice designed floor and same goes with the last picture. Never been to Cambridge, probably I won't go anytime soon since I live in Scandinavia but I like that I come over your website and through your pictures visit some other places. P.S. Love the leopard print on you, fits perfect with the background :)

  25. Ooh, so stunning! It looks like an absolutely beautiful place - I just can't get over the architecture.

    Kathryn •

  26. Oh wow, the architecture in this place is gorgeous! That ceiling is truly breathtaking. I also love the constant black and white palette in the entire building. Another great find, Gabrille!

  27. Cambridge is so charming!! And you look beautiful dear :) Hope you had the most wonderful time, and a lovely upcoming weekend! x


  28. You always find the best locations to photography Gabrielle. University of Cambridge is another winner. Love your scarf. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend.


  29. I have romantic ideas of Cambridge I think it comes from so many of those BBC series taking place in Cambridge. Love your photos and how wonderful to get to go to London, I hope to visit again too someday. Love your photos always so romantic. And if you come to NY be sure to give me a heads up before you come so we can meet up.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  30. The museum looks beautiful! Would love to visit it some day x


  31. Beautiful photos! It looks like an amazing place to visit! :) xx

  32. What a beautiful museum! Those details! It's everything I would imagine from Cambridge even though I've never been.


  33. Beautiful photos and WOW, your hair is gorgeous! Great post.
    April xx


  34. What a gorgeous museum! Your photos are absolutely stunning!

    Jessica |

  35. Ooohhhh! I actually go to cambridge uni but I've never been to Fitzwilliam Museum and actually looked around it (I once popped in there when I was desperate for the loo lol!) how much of a crime is that?! Particularly as its free. I definitely need to visit it before I graduate! x

  36. I would love to visit this place !
    I love all the details of this architecture.

  37. These are such stunning photos. You really captured the beauty of the architecture in this post.

  38. Gorgeous architecture and I really love this cool effect in your photos. The green or any bright colours just popped up!

  39. I have never visited here but really must make the effort your photos are really lovely xx


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