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Magna Carta and Parliament exhibition

This touring display examines the relationship between Magna Carta and Parliament during the 800 years following the sealing of the charter at Runnymede in 1215.

The display features images drawn from Parliament's own collections as well as external institutions.

This exhibition is part of Parliamentary Archives' De Montfort project – find out more at or


No booking required.

Further information

Find out more about the exhibition and download a free exhibition brochure.

Please note that the venue is wheelchair accessible.


Image credit: ‘King John Assents to the Magna Carta 1215', oil painting by Charles H. Sims, 1925-1927, WOA 2602 (detail).

2015 Banners Exhibition

An online gallery featuring 18 specially commissioned artworks that celebrate750 years since De Montfort Parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.

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