Parliamentary archives

'New Dawn' artwork to be unveiled

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This evening Parliament will unveil a new work of art celebrating the votes for women movement

Nancy Astor maiden speech anniversary film

Nancy Astor film

A short film about Nancy Astor the first woman to take her seat in the Commons, is released on the anniversary of her maiden speech

January Artwork of the Month: King Edward the Confessor


Explore the watercolour drawing by Robert Anning Bell

November Artwork of the Month: Bust of Oliver Cromwell


Find out more about the 1647 ‘Putney Debates’ and why they are considered one of the central events in the development of our democracy

October Artwork of the Month: Imprisonment Medal awarded to Emmeline Pankhurst


On 8 October 1908, Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested for inciting a ‘rush’ on the House of Commons

More parliamentary archives

Title Date
Parliament in the Making: St Stephen’s Chapel Exhibition 25.06.2015
Independent Options Appraisal published 18.06.2015
Waterloo, Wellington & Westminster exhibition opens 17.06.2015
Help shape the future of the Parliamentary Archives 06.02.2015
Vanishing for the Vote 14.05.2014
'Women in Parliament in World War One & World War Two 30.04.2014