Cultural collections

Parliament holds several important historical collections

Medals and coins

The House of Commons collection of medals and coins has been built over the last 100 years and is substantially formed by donations from three Members of Parliament

Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts

Explore a selection of important items from the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts collection in the Palace of Westminster.

History of the Parliamentary Archives

Find out about the history of the Victoria Tower which was built in the middle of the 19th century by Sir Charles Barry for the safe-keeping of the historic records of Parliament


The Parliamentary estate has many memorials commemorating members of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and the staff employed by Parliament who have given their lives in service of their country at times of war and other conflicts

Related Information

Explore the Parliamentary Art Collection that is displayed throughout the buildings of the Parliamentary Estate.