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Welcome to the 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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Print on Demand

Some objects from the Parliamentary Art Collection are available to buy online as prints. Take a look at the range of artworks available, including unframed, framed or canvas prints.
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Read about the recent activities of the Heritage Collections team and the development of our collections.

The Quinquennial 2023


Detailed Wall Paintings Survey Takes Place

We undertake a vast survey of all the wall paintings in the Palace of Westminster every five years, called the quinquennial.

Find out more about this specialist conservation activity.

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Conserving ceiling panels from the lost chamber

In 1941 a huge fire in the House of Commons led to the destruction of the Chamber. Only a few artefacts from the lost chamber remain. Recent conservation of some surviving ceiling panels helps to reveal the craftsmanship with which they were made.

Read about the panels and how they have been conserved.