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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.

  Huntingdonshire Archives in Huntingdon holds historical records and other information sources relating to the former county of Huntingdonshire. 

Search our online catalogue to find out where documents you need are held

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.

Image of Huntingdonshire archive searchroom

Huntingdonshire Archives searchroom

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.

Selection of records on women's suffrage movement in Cambridgeshire

Selection of records on women's suffrage movement

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

Cambridgeshire  Archives is currently closed to the public  in preparation for its move to Ely

Huntingdonshire Archives

DayOpening hours 
Monday 9.30am - 5pm
(no document productions 12.45pm-2pm)
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
(no document productions 11.45am - 2pm)
Thursday Closed
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
Sunday Closed

Huntingdonshire  Archives is closed on public bank holidays.

Contact us

Huntingdonshire Archives

Princes Street 
Huntingdon 
PE29 3PA 
Tel: 01480 372738
Email: [email protected]

Getting to Huntingdon Library and Archives

Cambridgeshire Archives

Box SH 1009 
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
Tel: 01223 699 399
Email: [email protected]

Getting to Cambridgeshire Archives in Shire Hall

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