Parliament and the First World War

Parliament is commemorating the centenary of the First World War with new information added each year 2014 to 2018. You can find all our historical and educational resources here as well as information about Parliamentarians and the roles they played in WW1.

Historical Resources

Discover more about the history of WW1 through our Works of Art, Archives and other Parliamentary collections.

Educational Resources

Explore the history of Parliament and the First World War with some of our educational resources inlcuding lesson plans and videos.

Lives of the First World War

Parliament has partnered with Lives of the First World War to help bring material from museums, libraries, archives and family collections from across the world together in one place. Help IWM link together items you may have to start telling the stories of those who served in uniform and worked on the home front.


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.

Medals and Coins

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