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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.

Online Exhibition

Making and Materials: Commonwealth Woods in the House of Commons

2024 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the modern Commonwealth of Nations. Works from 38 of the 56 countries in the modern Commonwealth are held in Parliament’s Historic Furniture and Decorative Art collection. These objects were given to refurnish the House of Commons following its destruction by bombing in the Second World War. Take a look at a selection of these objects, and explore in detail the wide variety of native woods given from around the world.

Image: Detail of the Despatch box given by New Zealand, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Made by H.H. Martyn & Co. Ltd © UK Parliament, POW 08066


A Model Restoration


model depicting the Elizabeth Tower, made by modelmaker James Mabey around 1857, has received careful restoration.

In this story, read about the history of this intricate model, and watch the work undertaken to restore it.

Image courtesy of Timothy Richards Architectural Fine Art