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Our Cambridge Community Scrapstore sources interesting and unusual arts and crafts items that you can buy at a low cost.

Anyone can join – fill in a form when you visit, and we’ll give you a membership card. It costs £5 per year for an individual membership, or £10 per year for a group.

You can only pay for membership or items using a debit or credit card – we cannot accept cash.

Members fill a basket with the materials of their choice. Each basket costs £1.50. Some materials cost extra – these are clearly marked.

You must book your visit in advance. Bookings are currently for one person only, to comply with social distancing rules, and we cannot allow people aged 11 or younger inside. Please arrive on time and wait outside until you are called in. You must wear a mask inside.

We encourage reuse and recycling – materials are often unwanted goods from local businesses and individuals. The scheme offers businesses a way to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill, and the associated costs. Find out more about how to donate materials further down the page.

Opening times and location

During term time, our opening hours are:

  • Mondays, 10am to 1.30pm
  • Wednesdays, 4 to 7.30pm

You can find Scrapstore at Unit 17, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Drive, Cambridge CB5 8UZ.

Material donations

Scrapstore relies on kind donations of unwanted materials from local businesses and the local community. Our donation guide gives an idea of the types of material we accept.

Donations can be offered by email, phone call or via our Facebook page. Contact us for a no obligation chat about what treasures you might be wasting and we might be wanting.

We are fully licensed with the Environment Agency, and collections that fit into our normal schedules are usually free.