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    A Model Restoration

    James Mabey, Modelmaker  James Mabey (1811-1871) was a master modelmaker. He worked on the site while the new Palace of Westminster was being built following the fire of 1834. Mabey produced small-scale models of the interior and exterior of the Palace made of plaster, wood and wire. He worked with architect Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860), […]


    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. The objects have been purchased from the estate of Clive and Jane Wainwright. The Wainwrights […]


    Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

    Architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott rebuilt the House of Commons Chamber after it was destroyed during the bombing in World War Two. He also designed the furniture and fittings for the House of Commons, including the chamber, the division lobbies, and other nearby spaces such as offices. Use the arrows below to see a selection […]