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    Free online event: Coronations and Parliament  

    Wednesday 03 May 2023 at 6pm – Join us via Teams Live. Book your free ticket.  This free online talk will explore the coronation ceremony and its strong historical links to Parliament. We’ll look at three important objects from the Parliamentary collections to understand each item’s significance to the ceremony.  About our speakers  Dr Eloise […]

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    The Speaker’s State Coach

    Origins The State Coach of the Speaker of the House of Commons is a one-of-a-kind piece. Dating from around 1698, it is one of the oldest carriages in Europe.  It is also the oldest of the UK’s three gilded ceremonial coaches. The others are the Gold State Coach, held at the Royal Mews at Buckingham […]