Visiting FAQs

Visiting the Archives Centre


Can I visit the Archives Centre?

You are most welcome to visit the Churchill Archives Centre. Please contact us via email at archives@chu.cam.ac.uk or T: 01223 336087 and let us know when you would like to visit us so we can reserve a seat for you in our Reading Room. Any readers who are unable to keep appointments are asked to notify the Archives Centre as soon as possible.

To register as a reader with us and so begin using the archives, please bring with you two separate forms of identification: a piece of photo ID (e.g. passport or university card) and something to act as proof of your current address (e.g. driving licence, bank statement or utilities bill).

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What are your opening hours?

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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How do I get to the Archives Centre from Cambridge railway station?

Cambridge railway station is situated two miles from Churchill College. The U bus travels directly from Station Place to Madingley Road, near the College. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Churchill College at a cost of approximately £10, which can take up to 30 minutes at busy times.

How to find us

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How do I get to the Archives Centre by road and is there car parking?

The Churchill Archives Centre is located on Storey’s Way, CB3 0DS.

How to find us

There is ample, free parking at the College either along Churchill Road (the College's private road) or in the main car park at the end of that road. Permits are not required.

College map

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Can I stay in Churchill College?

Visitors to the Archives Centre may be able to stay in College though generally this facility is only available outside term time. Archives visitors will be asked to pay at the Porters' Lodge upon arrival.

Find out more

Churchill College is also home to the award-winning Møller Centre, a conference centre which offers excellent accommodation facilities.

Møller Centre website

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Is there somewhere nearby where I can get something to eat and drink?

Churchill College is situated some way from the centre of Cambridge. Meals may be purchased in the Dining Hall and a range of hot drinks and snacks is usually also available in the Buttery.

The Buttery

The Dining Hall

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Are there any cashpoints nearby?

No, but it is usually possible to get cash back from the College bar.

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