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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 […]

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Medal 1953 Object
    WOA M0380

    Coronation Medal 1953

    Coronation Medal 1953, Medal by Cecil W Thomas. Stamped sculpture.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Medal 1953 Object
    WOA M0385

    Coronation Medal 1953

    Coronation Medal 1953, Medal by Cecil W Thomas. Stamped sculpture.

    Thumbnail image for Constabulary Coronation Medal 1911 Object
    WOA M0419a

    Constabulary Coronation Medal 1911

    Constabulary Coronation Medal 1911, Medal by Sir Bertram Mackennal. Stamped sculpture.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Medal 1937 Object
    WOA M0551

    Coronation Medal 1937

    Coronation Medal 1937, Medal by J. Langford Jones. Stamped sculpture.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Medal 1937 awarded to SGT. W. J. Pusey Object
    WOA M0663

    Coronation Medal 1937 awarded to SGT. W. J. Pusey

    Coronation Medal 1937 awarded to SGT. W. J. Pusey, Medal by Unknown and Percy Metcalfe. Stamped sculpture.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Medal 1953 awarded to SGT. W. J. Pusey Object
    WOA M0664

    Coronation Medal 1953 awarded to SGT. W. J. Pusey

    Coronation Medal 1953 awarded to SGT. W. J. Pusey, Medal by Unknown. Stamped sculpture.

    Thumbnail image for Speaker's Coach Object
    WOA S710

    Speaker’s Coach

    The Speaker's State Coach is a gilded, ceremonial coach. It is the oldest of three such coaches in the UK, alongside the Royal State Coach and the Lord Mayor's Coach. It is both an ornate design ob...

    Thumbnail image for A Perspective View of the Inside of Westminster Hall, shewing how the King & Queen with the Nobility & others sat at Dinner on the Day of the Coronation. Also the manner of the Champions performing the Ceremony of the Challenge. Object
    WOA 6313

    A Perspective View of the Inside of Westminster Hall, shewing how the King & Queen with the Nobility & others sat at Dinner on the Day of the Coronation. Also the manner of the Champions performing the Ceremony of the Challenge.

    A Perspective View of the Inside of Westminster Hall, shewing how the King & Queen with the Nobility & others sat at Dinner on the Day of the Coronation. Also the manner of the Champions performin...

    Thumbnail image for sketch for the Coronation of Queen Victoria 28 June 1838 Object
    WOA 5409

    sketch for the Coronation of Queen Victoria 28 June 1838

    sketch for the Coronation of Queen Victoria 28 June 1838, Drawing by Sir George Hayter. Watercolour.

    Thumbnail image for The Coronation of His Majesty King George IV Taken at the Time of the RecognitionJuly 19 1821 Object
    WOA 5452

    The Coronation of His Majesty King George IV Taken at the Time of the RecognitionJuly 19 1821

    The Coronation of His Majesty King George IV Taken at the Time of the RecognitionJuly 19 1821, Print by Mr George Scharf. Coloured etching.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Banquet of George IV Object
    WOA 5801

    Coronation Banquet of George IV

    Coronation Banquet of George IV, Painting by George Jones. Oil painting.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation Banquet of George IV in Westminster Hall Object
    WOA 5870

    Coronation Banquet of George IV in Westminster Hall

    Coronation Banquet of George IV in Westminster Hall, Painting by Unknown. Oil painting.

    Thumbnail image for PREPARING for the CORONATION Object
    WOA 5212

    PREPARING for the CORONATION

    PREPARING for the CORONATION, Print by Unknown. Coloured line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for A Groundplot of part of the Citty of Westminster Object
    WOA 4166

    A Groundplot of part of the Citty of Westminster

    Groundplot of part of the Citty sic of Westminster ... on the day of the Coronation 1821, Print by Unknown. Monochrome line engraving.

    There is no image available for this record Object
    WOA 4228

    Triumphal Arch Coronation of George II 1727

    Triumphal Arch Coronation of George II 1727, Print by Paul Fourdrinier and William Kent. Coloured line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for The Coronation Procession of His Majesty King George IV 9 July 1821 Object
    WOA 4285

    The Coronation Procession of His Majesty King George IV 9 July 1821

    The Coronation Procession of His Majesty King George IV 9 July 1821, Print by Unknown and Mr George Scharf. Colour lithograph.

    There is no image available for this record Object
    WOA 4286

    The Queen returning from the House of Lords

    The Queen returning from the House of Lords Coronation of King George IV 1821, Print by Matthew Dubourg. Coloured aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Her Majesty Proceeding in State to Westminster Abbey Crowned June 28th 1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria Object
    WOA 4320

    Her Majesty Proceeding in State to Westminster Abbey Crowned June 28th 1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria

    Her Majesty Proceeding in State to Westminster Abbey Crowned June 28th 1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria, Print by S Graf and George B Campion. Colour lithograph.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of George IV 1821 Ceremony of the Homage in Westminster Abbey Object
    WOA 4418

    Coronation of George IV 1821 Ceremony of the Homage in Westminster Abbey

    Coronation of George IV 1821 Ceremony of the Homage in Westminster Abbey, Print by William J. Bennett, Mr Augustus Charles Pugin and Mr James Stephanoff. Colour aquatint.

    There is no image available for this record Object
    WOA 4419

    Coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

    Coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Print by Sir Herbert James Gunn. Colour offset photolithograph.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of Queen Victoria 1837 Procession around Trafalgar Square Object
    WOA 4481

    Coronation of Queen Victoria 1837 Procession around Trafalgar Square

    Coronation of Queen Victoria 1837 Procession around Trafalgar Square, Print by Unknown. Colour lithograph.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of George IV 1821 Object
    WOA 4764

    Coronation of George IV 1821

    Coronation of George IV 1821, Print by Unknown and G Humphrey. Coloured aquatint.

    There is no image available for this record Object
    WOA 3856

    View Of Palace Yard On The Day Of The Coronation Of His Majesty George Iv

    VIEW OF PALACE YARD ON THE DAY OF THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE IV, Print by Charles Joseph Hullmandel. Colour lithograph.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of James II 1685 Object
    WOA 2789

    Coronation of James II 1685

    Coronation of James II 1685, Print by Mr Thomas Bowles, John Bowles, Samuel Moore and William Sherwin. Monochrome line engraving.

    There is no image available for this record Object
    WOA 2812

    Coronation Luncheon Westminster Hall May 27th 1953

    Coronation Luncheon Westminster Hall May 27th 1953, Photograph by Unknown. Colour photographic print.

    Thumbnail image for A Baron in Coronation Robes Object
    WOA 2880

    A Baron in Coronation Robes

    A Baron in Coronation Robes, Print by W. H. Payne. Coloured aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Westminster Hall prepared for George IV's coronation banquet, 1821 Object
    WOA 3137

    Westminster Hall prepared for George IV’s coronation banquet, 1821

    Westminster Hall prepared for George IV's coronation banquet, 1821, Print by B. Winkles. Monochrome line etching.

    Thumbnail image for Reconstruction of medieval mural painting Coronation of Edward the Confessor Object
    WOA 3174

    Reconstruction of medieval mural painting Coronation of Edward the Confessor

    Reconstruction of medieval mural painting Coronation of Edward the Confessor, Painting by Ernest William Tristram. Tempera easel painting.

    Thumbnail image for Procession of Dean and Prebendaries at Coronation of George IV 1821 Object
    WOA 3369

    Procession of Dean and Prebendaries at Coronation of George IV 1821

    Procession of Dean and Prebendaries at Coronation of George IV 1821, Print by Matthew Dubourg and Charles Wild. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for The Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey Object
    WOA 3646

    The Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey

    The Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, Print by Henry Thomas Ryall and Sir George Hayter. Monochrome line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for A Prospect of the Inside of Westminster Hall Coronation of James II 1685 Object
    WOA 2583

    A Prospect of the Inside of Westminster Hall Coronation of James II 1685

    A Prospect of the Inside of Westminster Hall Coronation of James II 1685, Print by Samuel Moore. Monochrome line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, GEORGE THE FOURTH: TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE RECOGNITION July 19 1821 Object
    WOA 1471

    THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, GEORGE THE FOURTH: TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE RECOGNITION July 19 1821

    THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY, GEORGE THE FOURTH: TAKEN AT THE TIME OF THE RECOGNITION July 19 1821, Print by Matthew Dubourg and Mr James Stephanoff. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Speakers Coach at Coronation of George VI in 1937 Object
    WOA 1582

    Speakers Coach at Coronation of George VI in 1937

    Speakers Coach at Coronation of George VI in 1937, Photograph by Elliott & Fry. Monochrome photographic print.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth 1821 Object
    WOA 1691

    Coronation of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth 1821

    Coronation of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth 1821, Print by G Humphrey. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Explanatory Key to the Grand Historical Print of the Coronation of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth 1821 Object
    WOA 1692

    Explanatory Key to the Grand Historical Print of the Coronation of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth 1821

    Explanatory Key to the Grand Historical Print of the Coronation of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth 1821, Print by G Humphrey. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation George IV 1821 Procession of Dean and Prebendaries in Westminster Hall Object
    WOA 1693

    Coronation George IV 1821 Procession of Dean and Prebendaries in Westminster Hall

    Coronation George IV 1821 Procession of Dean and Prebendaries in Westminster Hall, Print by Matthew Dubourg and Charles Wild. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for The Coronation of His Majesty, George the Fourth: Taken at the Time of the Recognition 1821 Object
    WOA 1694

    The Coronation of His Majesty, George the Fourth: Taken at the Time of the Recognition 1821

    The Coronation of His Majesty, George the Fourth: Taken at the Time of the Recognition 1821, Print by Matthew Dubourg and Mr James Stephanoff. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Ceremony of the Homage during Coronation of George IV 1821 Object
    WOA 1698

    Ceremony of the Homage during Coronation of George IV 1821

    Ceremony of the Homage during Coronation of George IV 1821, Print by William J. Bennett, Mr James Stephanoff and Mr Augustus Charles Pugin. Colour aquatint.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation George IV 1821 Royal Procession Object
    WOA 1893

    Coronation George IV 1821 Royal Procession

    Coronation George IV 1821 Royal Procession, Print by William Heath and R H Laurie. Line etching.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of James II 1685 Object
    WOA 1919

    Coronation of James II 1685

    Coronation of James II 1685, Print by Mr Thomas Bowles, John Bowles, Samuel Moore and William Sherwin. Monochrome line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for The Coronation of William and Mary 1688 Object
    WOA 1984

    The Coronation of William and Mary 1688

    The Coronation of William and Mary 1688, Drawing by Edward Mathew Ward. Wash drawing.

    There is no image available for this record Object
    WOA 1987

    Coronation of Edward VII 1902

    Coronation of Edward VII 1902, Print by John Byam Liston Shaw. Colour photolithograph.

    Thumbnail image for Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838 In Westminster Abbey Object
    WOA 2016

    Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838 In Westminster Abbey

    Coronation of Queen Victoria 1838 In Westminster Abbey, Print by L. M. Lefevre. Colour lithograph.

    Thumbnail image for A Prospect of the Inside of Westminster Hall Coronation dinner of James II 1685 Object
    WOA 2244

    A Prospect of the Inside of Westminster Hall Coronation dinner of James II 1685

    A Prospect of the Inside of Westminster Hall Coronation dinner of James II 1685, Print by Samuel Moore. Coloured line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for To their Most Gracious Majesties King William the Fourth and Queen Adelaide Coronation of 1830 Object
    WOA 2344

    To their Most Gracious Majesties King William the Fourth and Queen Adelaide Coronation of 1830

    To their Most Gracious Majesties King William the Fourth and Queen Adelaide Coronation of 1830, Print by George Cattermole and William Woolnoth. Coloured line engraving.

    Thumbnail image for VIEW OF PALACE YARD ON THE DAY OF THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE IV July 19 1821 Object
    WOA 1461

    VIEW OF PALACE YARD ON THE DAY OF THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE IV July 19 1821

    VIEW OF PALACE YARD ON THE DAY OF THE CORONATION OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE IV July 19 1821, Print by Charles Joseph Hullmandel. Colour lithograph.

    Thumbnail image for PANORAMIC Coronation Procession FROM DRAWING TAKEN ON THE SPOT Object
    WOA 1322

    PANORAMIC Coronation Procession FROM DRAWING TAKEN ON THE SPOT

    PANORAMIC Coronation Procession FROM DRAWING TAKEN ON THE SPOT, Print by E. Eliot. Coloured wood-engraving.

    Thumbnail image for The Coronation Procession Of His Majesty King George The Fourth, July 10th 1821. Object
    WOA 1292

    The Coronation Procession Of His Majesty King George The Fourth, July 10th 1821.

    THE CORONATION PROCESSION OF HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE FOURTH, JULY 10TH 1821., Print by Charles Joseph Hullmandel and Mr George Scharf. Colour lithograph.