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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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News

Read about the recent activities of the Heritage Collections team and the development of our collections.

Online Exhibition

Six new objects join Parliament’s Heritage Collections

Parliament has recently acquired six significant objects for its Heritage Collections. Four of the objects were designed by A.W.N. Pugin (1812-1852). They join the collections alongside a small painting by William Dyce (1806-1864) and an architectural model of Westminster Hall. Read about the objects in our news post. 

Image: Detail from Carved panelling by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin © UK Parliament AFC 005513

Story

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