'Parliament & Peterloo' exhibition in Westminster Hall between 4 July and 26 September 2019

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25 April 2019

The Parliamentary Archives invites you to visit the 'Parliament & Peterloo' exhibition which opens on 4 July 2019.

This free exhibition explores the political and social background to the Peterloo massacre and Parliament’s reaction to it.

Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London and the History of Parliament Trust contributed to the exhibition. They have discovered documents in the Parliamentary Archives relating to what happened at St Peter's Field in Manchester on 16 August 1819.

Visitors can explore this material on an interactive table. Some of the documents were used as reference material for 'Peterloo', the 2018 feature film written and directed by Mike Leigh.

How can I visit and book tickets?

'Parliament & Peterloo' is open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, between 4 July and 26 September 2019 (except 26 August). Last entry is 5.30pm.

All visitors coming to Parliament during this period - to take a tour, watch debates and committees, or for other reasons - can see the exhibition.

A limited number of free tickets to visit the exhibition only can be booked online, by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment.

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