Our Coronavirus Guidance

So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page  From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.

Re-opening the Churchill Archives Centre

The Churchill Archives Centre is now closed to researchers but will re-open to provide a limited reading room service from Tuesday 27 April. For more details, see our Visit Us page.

We will continue to offer a limited but free copying and enquiry service and welcome enquiries sent to archives@chu.cam.ac.uk. We hope all our researchers stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back.


The Churchill Archives Centre is a world-leading collection of 20th Century history.

Getting started

Frequently asked questions on visiting the Archives Centre, our collections, and obtaining and using copies from the archives.

Visit us

A practical guide to visiting and using the Archives Centre, including opening hours, services, access guidelines and rules.

Our collections

Discover a wide range of documents by more than 570 political, military & scientific luminary figures from the Churchill era and beyond.

Online resources

Some of our collections, exhibitions and filmed events are now online.

Contact us

Where to find general contact details for the Archives Centre as well as for individual members of staff.                                                                   .

Events and exhibitions

Details of our upcoming public programme of events, exhibition loans and group visits.


Our collections are a valuable resource for students at all levels. We are happy to receive school groups as well as individual students and teachers.

News & blog posts

Stay up to date with the latest news from the Archives Centre and explore our collections through our blog posts.

Image gallery

A range of our collections are available to view on the Churchill Archives Centre Flickr account.

Get involved

The Churchill Archives Centre relies on the support and generosity of trusts and individuals.

About the Archives Centre

The Centre exists to preserve and make available the raw material of our recent past.

“Where the modern history of Britain is open to all”

The Archives Centre began by collecting the papers of Winston Churchill and other contemporaries and has grown to become an important resource for the study of modern history from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Our collections encompass the personal papers of individuals who made and remade British domestic politics and international relations, advanced scientific knowledge, and who observed or transformed society, economics and culture. These materials record key events and trends in the history of Britain and beyond. The Centre continues to collect.

The Archives Centre has been awarded Accreditation by The National Archives and the Churchill Papers have been entered on the UNESCO International Register of the Memory of the World..

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Stay up to date with history

Take a look at the latest Archives blog entries below.

The Churchill Archives Centre’s podcast, episode 1: Who is our Conservator?

Everything you ever wanted to know about our senior conservator, Sarah Lewery, but were afraid to ask!

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RT @ChartwellNT: The Churchills knew that retirement always meant heading home to Chartwell, together. Winston wrote to Clementine: 'Your l…
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Follow @chuarchives 5 days ago
Tackling under-representation at Churchill College

For Churchill College to excel in all fields it needs to attract the most agile minds it can, irrespective of where they come from, and take advantage of the full ...

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We look forward to welcoming researchers back, and we are also continuing to offer our free copying and research se… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Follow @chuarchives 3 days ago
Catch up on this talk, "Churchill's Daughters", with Emma Soames, granddaughter of Sir Winston, and the authors Rac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Service announcement📣the Archives Centre reading rooms will be reopening from Tue 27th April. We will be offering a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Introducing the new Chair of the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust

An interview with Lord Boateng, new head of the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust

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In Conversation: Michael Young and Phyllis Willmott

One of the gems from our new sound archive.

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‘Hitler’s Cosmopolitan Bastard: Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi and his vision of Europe’

Catch up on this fascinating talk about the founder of the Paneuropean Union.

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Churchill's Europe-Tue 13th April @AllenPackwood will talk to @RichardToye & @Felix_Klos about Churchill’s view on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Day 7 of #Archive30 is #ArchiveFoodAndDrink so we are looking back at 2 recipes from the archives which we enjoyed… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Follow @chuarchives 4 days ago
Churchill's Daughters

Catch up on this talk with Emma Soames, granddaughter of Sir Winston, and the authors Rachel Trethewey and Catherine Katz, featuring the latest research on Churchill's family.

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