Welcome to the new website for UK Parliament’s Heritage Collections.
Our Heritage Collections include the Parliamentary Art Collection, the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection, and the Architectural Fabric Collection.
We hold over 26,000 objects ranging from the medieval period to the 21st century, which help to tell the story of Parliament.
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Heritage in Use
Conserving our works of art
The Parliamentary Art Collection includes over 10,000 works of art across a huge range of media. They require a lot of care, ranging from day-to-day preventive work, to active conservation treatments. But as a working collection in a very busy building, it’s not always straight forward. Read the interview.
Parliament and the Blitz of London
May 2021 marks 80 years since the Palace of Westminster was catastrophically damaged during the Blitz in World War Two. Read about how the House of Commons Chamber was destroyed, and how Westminster Hall was saved from fire. Objects from our Heritage Collections help to tell the story of this highly significant part of Parliament’s history. Read about the 10th May 1941.