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 reading rooms of the Churchill Archives Centre remain open to resident staff and students of the University of Cambridge. To make your appointment please email archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or call us Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm on 01223 336087.

We are closed to external researchers until the end of the current national lockdown. However, if you would like to make a provisional booking for 3 Dec onwards or order an hour's free research and a further hour's free copying from the collections, please email archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or call us Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm on 01223 336087. 

This situation will be regularly reviewed and updated on our Visit Us page.


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 papers of David Maxwell Fyfe (Lord Kilmuir) are held @ChuArchives Discover more from @OfficialTHINT and in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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A sidelight on recent research into the role of Clementine Churchill in her husband's premiership, by Elliot Clark,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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RT @OfficialTHINT: "There is something inexplicably mysterious about a story lost that is subsequently found..." In our latest #blog post…
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Lord Boateng appointed new Chair of the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust

The Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of The Rt. Hon. Lord Boateng as its new Chair.

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The Shadowed Advisor: The Role of Clementine Churchill

A sidelight on recent research into the role of Clementine Churchill in her husband's premiership.

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RT @AndrewRiley_: @argula_r @SedgArchivist @katewilcox76 @ChuArchives loves #HistDay20 and it was really fantastic to see such brilliant wo…
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Take a look at this review by our very own Dr Adrian Crisp FRCP, Churchill Fellow and chairman of the Churchill Arc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Daughters of Yalta

Archives researcher Catherine Katz tells the story of her study of Sarah Churchill, just one of "The Daughters of Yalta".

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