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The Littleport Society’s Collection is held in an archive on the first floor of The Barn, off Main Street, Littleport. It contains a wide range of items ranging from ancient fossils, through to Roman and Saxon artefacts, on through Georgian and Victorian eras with maps, clothing, documents, and photography, and the collection continues right through to audio, video, and recent newspaper articles.

You can browse a growing range of items held within our archive via our searchable online Archive catalogue.

Visit the Archive

Our Archivists Maureen Scott and Ray Youngs warmly welcome you to visit The Barn – where they will be able to assist with your questions, and allow you to view the artefacts we hold.

Our Archive is open every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm and 4pm excluding public holidays, and is free to enter, and without appointment. Parking is free and is immediately adjacent to The Barn. There is step-free access to the ground floor, with a chair lift to the Society’s collection on the first floor.

The Littleport Society
First Floor
The Barn
Main Street
Littleport
Cambridgeshire
CB6 1PH

Tel: 01353 861547

If you wish to view specific items, or many items, we ask that you contact us beforehand to help us save your time waiting whilst we retrieve the items from storage.

Our Digital Project Manager Andrew Martin works with the Archivists to identify, scan, photograph, and digitise artefacts for our browsable online catalogue. This work has been greatly aided by the efforts of volunteer Urn Clift who scanned and documented a large number of photographs and postcards in our collection.

Donating to our archive collection

We do accept donations of Littleport-related items at our Archive, although storage is very much at a premium. You are welcome to bring these when you visit, or alternatively contact us to discuss the items you wish to donate.

We reserve the right to refuse, discard, or sell (for Society funds) without notice, any donated items that we deem unsuitable and/or without archival merit.

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