Visiting the Archives
You are welcome to visit the Archives at Westminster College. Our records are irreplaceable and fragile, so like most archives, we ask that you do not eat or drink whilst looking at the records; and that you use only pencil, not pen, when taking notes. You are welcome to bring a laptop to use.

Opening times
The archives are open by appointment only on Monday to Thursday, from 9am until 2.30pm. Please contact the Archivist in advance on to talk about what you would like to see and to make an appointment.

The archives will be closed from 1-1.30pm for lunch. You are welcome to join us for lunch in Westminster’s Dining Hall, though this must be booked in advance. Please ask if you’d like to find out more about costs and booking. Otherwise, the College is only a five- or ten-minute walk from the town centre, where there are plenty of places to eat.

Enquiry service
We are happy to check whether we hold information on a person, church, or subject you are looking for – see below for details on contacting the Archivist.

If we hold information relevant to your request, you are very welcome to make an appointment to come in and look at our records, and we would be happy to help.

Copying and images
You are welcome to bring a camera and take photographs of the records for your own personal use, but we request that you do not use a flash. We’re sorry, but due to conservation and copyright reasons, we cannot usually photocopy records for you.

If you would like to publish your images, permission to reproduce any document must be sought prior to publication and due acknowledgment made.

Contacting the Archivist

If you would like to find out more about our archives, or arrange a visit, please contact the Archivist, Helen Weller, on or leave a message on +44 (0) 1223 330620. Alternatively, you can write to:

The Archivist
Westminster College
Madingley Road

Please note that the Archivist works part-time in the mornings, Monday-Thursday.

Contacting the College and how to find us
Westminster College is located in central Cambridge. For general enquiries about Westminster College, including a map, please refer to the contacts page here.

Contacting the United Reformed Church History Society
For further information about the URC History Society, please visit the URCHS website.


Featured image: S.W. Carruthers of the Presbyterian Historical Society