Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Village Life

Mill Close
Burwell CB25 0HL


A museum (reg.charity No.290431), run entirely by volunteers, depicting village life on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens from the Saxons to the 60s. The displays are housed in various attractive buildings including an 18th century timber framed barn. Stevens' Mill, a Grade II* Listed windmill next to the museum site, is part of the museum but is awaiting full restoration.

Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library, West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR


Cambridge University Library is a legal deposit library, meaning that it is entitled to claim a copy of every publication in printed form published in the UK and Ireland. Almost all of this material is claimed and can be consulted in the Library.

Cambridgeshire Archives

Box RES 1009, Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Cambridge CB3 0AP


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.

Cambridgeshire Association for Local History

PO BOX 1112
Cambridge CB21 4WP


One of our aims is to provide an umbrella service for all the local, family and social history societies, groups and clubs in Cambridgeshire. We also act as a central information hub taking in all the latest news of events or what is happening or affecting the history community both locally and nationally and disseminating that information out to the many history based societies, groups and clubs via our various networking facilities. we have a thriving individual and family membership.

Centre for Computing History

Rene Court, Coldhams Road
Cambridge CB1 3EW


Established in 2006, the centre for Computing History is a pioneering educational charity. Its core purpose is to increase understanding of developments in computing over the past 50 years through exploring the social, cultural and historical impact of the Information Age.

Churchill Archives Centre

Churchill College
Cambridge CB3 0DS


The Churchill Archives Centre was purpose-built in 1973 to house Sir Winston Churchill's Papers - some 3000 boxes of letters and documents ranging from his first childhood letters, via his great war-time speeches, to the writings which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature. They form an incomparable documentary treasure trove. The Churchill Papers served as the inspiration and the starting-point for a larger endeavour - the creation of a wide-ranging archive of the Churchill era and after, covering those fields of public life in which Sir Winston played a personal role or took a personal interest.

Huntingdonshire Archives & Local Studies

Princes Street
Huntingdon PE29 3PA


Huntingdonshire Archives holds records relating to the former county of Huntingdonshire, which is roughly the area covered by the current Huntingdonshire District Council, as well as including Alwalton, Stanground, the Ortons and Fletton, which today form part of Peterborough City Council.

Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Museum

8 South Brink
Wisbech PE13 1JB


The Birthplace House was built in about 1740 on Wisbech's South Brink. As a Grade II* listed building, it is particularly important as a building of outstanding architectural or historic interest. The house was home to James and Caroline Hill as they undertook the social reform activities on which their daughter's life work was based.

Polar Museum, The

Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road
Cambridge CB2 1ER


The Scott Polar Research Institute was established in 1920 by Frank Debenham as a memorial to Scott and his companions. Debenham was a geologist on Captain Scott's British Antarctic (Terra Nova) Expedition 1910-13. Collections: The museum holds an unrivalled collection of artefacts, paintings, drawings, photographs (including cinematographic film, lantern slides, and Daguerreotypes), and other material relating to polar exploration, history and science. The museum displays feature items from Scott's last expedition, including farewell letters to friends and family, diaries, the sleeping bag of Captain Oates, and the black flag left by Amundsen.

United Reformed Church History Society

Westminster College, Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0AA


The Journal of the society is published twice a year ???_?? subscription details from the Administrator. Back copies are usually available. The Library is particularly rich in Presbyterian history and theology, and includes an extensive collection of Civil War sermons and pamphlets.

Wisbech & Fenland Museum

Museum Square
Wisbech PE13 1ES


Wisbech & Fenland Museum is one of the oldest purpose-built museums in the country. The original Museum Society was formed in 1835, and the present building dates from 1847. Collections: Thomas Clarkson and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Wisbech is the home town of slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson and the museum holds documents, letters, books and artefacts relating to his work.