Cambridgeshire Archives

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Cambridgeshire Archives holds a wealth of unique historic records and other resources relating to Cambridgeshire, the former  Isle of Ely and their communities. Formerly based in Shire Hall, Cambridge we are now based in Ely.

Visiting is currently strictly by invitation only.

Appointments to visit may be made on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by emailing

We are currently limiting bookings so we can accommodate as many people as possible. Appointments are available for either a morning session (9.30am- 12.45pm) or an afternoon session (1.45pm- 5.00pm).

Christmas and New Year opening hours

  • Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Archives will be closed for Christmas and New Year between 24 December and the 2 January 2023
  • Cambridgeshire Archives will then remain closed for stocktaking until Tuesday 17 January 2023
  • Huntingdonshire Archives will then remain closed for stocktaking until Tuesday 10 January 2023

Find out more about visiting Cambridgeshire Archives.

Opening times

  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:9.30am – 12.45pm, 1.45pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday:9.30am – 12.45pm, 1.45pm – 5pm
  • Thursday:9.30am – 12.45pm, 1.45pm – 5pm
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed
All Year

Facilities and equipment

(Some facilities may be unavailable depending on current coronavirus restrictions)

  • Public searchroom
  • Microfilm/fiche readers
  • Computers
  • Free WiFi
  • Digitisation studio
  • Research service
  • Photocopying by staff

Last updated on: 22/11/2022

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Cambridgeshire Archives

Tel: 01223 699399


Cambridgeshire Archives, The Dock, Ely CB7 4GS

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Facilities and Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Toilet facilities