Our Heritage Collections help to tell the stories of Parliament – its history, people, and buildings. These stories look in depth at the tales our objects tell.
Queens in Parliament
To mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, explore artworks from the Parliamentary Art Collection depicting queens from throughout history to the present day.
Transatlantic slave trade
Read about Parliament's role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, illustrated by objects from the Parliamentary Art Collection.
Read about the night in May 1941 where the House of Commons was destroyed during air raids.
The Fire of 1834
The devastating fire that destroyed the Old Palace of Westminster was a huge spectacle. Hear the story alongside works of art depicting the fire.
Sir Charles Barry, A.W.N Pugin, and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott created The Palace of Westminster we know today.