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Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies

Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies
Shire Hall
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AP UK
Telephone: 01223 699399
Website: Cambridgeshire Archives and Local Studies

Our aim is to identify, collect, preserve and actively promote the use of historical records relating to Cambridgeshire, including the former counties of Huntingdonshire and the Isle of Ely.


Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library
Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9DR UK
Telephone: 01223 333143
Website: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

The Department of Manuscripts and University Archives is home to a wide range of material, from important medieval manuscripts to collections of personal papers dating from the twentieth century. It includes scientific collections, business archives, the records of the University and political papers.

Cambridge Collection

Cambridge Collection
Cambridge Central Library
7 Lion Yard
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3QD UK
Telephone: 0345 045 5225
Website: Cambridge Collection

The Cambridgeshire Collection, founded in 1855, is the county's principal Local Studies Library and continues to collect, organise and make available to the public a wide range of material relating to the past, present and future of Cambridgeshire. This material includes books, journals, newspapers, maps, ephemera and over four and a half million images and negatives of places and people. The paintings form a very small part of that collection.


Museum of Cambridge

Museum of Cambridge
2/3 Castle Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AQ UK
Telephone: 1223 355159
Website: Museum of Cambridge

The Museum of Cambridge is one of the oldest social history museums in the UK. Occupying a 17th century timber framed former coaching inn, we house a unique collection. From household objects, paintings and toys to Fenland folklore cures and customs, we tell the fascinating stories of Cambridgeshire people.

For a long list of Cambridgeshire museums, go to List of museums in Cambridgeshire in Wikipedia.