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Living Heritage


Heritage collections

The Heritage Collection includes the Parliamentary Art Collection, the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection, and the Architectural Fabric Collection.

Over 26,000 objects ranging from the medieval period to the 21st century tell the story of Parliament.

Visit Parliament's heritage collections website

Houses of History

Watch this video to experience one thousand years of history at the Palace of Westminster in just three minutes. You will see the shift in power from the monarch to the people, the emergence of universal suffrage, and the amazing history of the Palace itself.

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Houses of Parliament Shop

Offers the full range of Parliamentary publications, along with books and multimedia resources about Parliament

The Parliamentary Archives

Access details of millions of records from both Houses and other historical material relating to Parliament