Cambridgeshire Archives Service runs two record offices:
Cambridgeshire Archives in Cambridge holds historical records and other information sources relating to the former counties of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Cambridgeshire Archives is currently closed to the public whilst its collections are being prepared for the move to new accommodation in Ely. Special openings have been scheduled to allow access to public records only.
Huntingdonshire Archives in Huntingdon holds historical records and other information sources relating to the former county of Huntingdonshire.
At Huntingdonshire Archives you can:
Use our searchroom for free
The Huntingdonshire Archives searchroom is located on the first floor of Huntingdon Library.
We recommend you contact us in advance if you are planning to visit. We can then confirm whether the records you wish to see are available and reserve you a space.
Visitors will need either a County Archive Research Network (CARN) ticket or can obtain a Cambridgeshire Archives Service card free of charge by providing proof of name and home address, such as a driving licence, gas or electricity bill or a Cambridgeshire Libraries card.
Group visits to our Huntingdonshire Archives searchroom can also be arranged. See our group visit and talks webpage for more information
Order documents in advance of your visit
Documents can usually be produced on demand in our searchroom during the week between 9.30 and 12:45, (11.45 on Wednesdays) and 2:00 and 4:30.
Ordering your documents in advance means they can be ready for you immediately on arrival, so you can make more efficient use of your time with us. You can request up to six items in advance. Please allow at least one working day’s notice to enable staff to process your order.
To place your order, please contact Huntingdonshire Archives with the references of the documents you require, or a brief description of the material, a contact number and the date and approximate time you wish to visit. If we are unable to produce the documents you require on the day requested, we will contact you as soon as possible to arrange another date for your visit.
Archive opening times
|Monday||9.30am - 5pm |
(no document productions 12.45pm-2pm)
|Wednesday||9.30am - 5pm |
(no document productions 11.45am - 2pm)
|Friday||9.30am - 5pm |
(no document productions 12.45pm - 2pm)
|2nd Saturday in each month||10am-4pm |
(by appointment only, bookings to be received by 12pm on Friday)
|1st, 3rd, 4th Saturday in month||Closed|