Fitzwilliam Museum

Fitzwilliam Museum

Give online
to Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Fitzwilliam Museum Founders' building interior
    View of the Fitzwilliam Museum's interior

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the principal museum of the University of Cambridge. Its core purpose is to safeguard the collections, to make them accessible for study and enjoyment and to preserve them for future generations.

It is our mission to pursue scholarship and to offer free public access to the collections as well as to education and information services that enhance the visitor experience and inspire learning.

Throughout its history, The Fitzwilliam Museum has been dependent upon the generosity of its supporters.  Like the buildings which house them, the collections have grown thanks to gifts, bequests and grants from external sources, both private and public. 

Find out more

Fitzwilliam Museum website

Gift announcements

Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
Gift announcement
The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
Gift announcement
Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.

Related impact stories

Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.

Students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute
Philanthropic impact story
Under a weeping willow on the banks of the River Cam at Whittlesford sit an 18th-century house and mill buildings, which today house a scientific laboratory, restoration studios, x-radiography labs and a library of technical art books and archives.