Parliament & the First World War: Free Exhibition

This free exhibition explores the role of Parliament during the First World War and its impact on individuals and life in Britain. It also examines the lives of eight people connected to Parliament and describes how they were affected by the war.

This time lapse was taken during the install in Westminster Hall, by the Parliamentary Archives Imaging Team.

The exhibition includes a multi-touch table enabling visitors to examine documents, paintings and artefacts chronicling the profound changes in Parliament and parliamentary democracy that occurred during the war years. Visitors can also see a special light projection featuring the names of 46 Parliamentarians and 26 Parliamentary staff who lost their lives during service.

The exhibition follows the progression of the Defence of the Realm Act (DORA), which swiftly altered the lives of those on the ‘Home Front’ including women, whose careers dramatically changed as they stepped into the roles traditionally occupied by men.

  • Open from the 3rd July -28th September 2017
  • Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, London
  • Monday-Saturday 9am - 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Please allow time to pass through security
  • Closed 28th August
  • Entry via Cromwell Green Visitor Entrance