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Westminster Hall Exhibition

Documents on this site and much more featured in an exhibition at Westminster Hall that is now closed.

About the Archives

Behind the scenes look at the Parliamentary Archives.

Parliamentary Archives

About Us

This website has been commissioned by the Parliamentary Archives and produced in association with the 24 Hour Museum. It is designed to provide authoritative information on Parliament's involvement in the British slave trade between 1600 and 1807 and to give access to key archive material relating to the 1807 Act of Abolition of the British Slave Trade. Public comment and online debate is actively encouraged in response to the material provided.

The site also provides a wide-ranging learning resource for teachers and students, particularly for the teaching of Citizenship and History at Key Stages 3 and 4.

The Parliamentary Archives has custody of the archives of both Houses of Parliament, which date from 1497. These records are made available to the public for research, lifelong learning and leisure. You can find out much more about us on the About the Archives pages or on Parliament's main website or visit our online catalogue.

Culture24 publishes a family of websites including the 24 Hour Museum, which offers a unique mix of dynamic content including daily arts and museum news as well as exhibition reviews and in-depth online trails. Show Me is Culture24's award-winning website for children. The two sites promote publicly funded UK museums, galleries and heritage attractions and seek to develop new audiences for UK culture.

Simulacra developed this website with designs by System Simulation Ltd.

Simulacra help organisations who are addressing the challenges of rapidly changing technology, media and learning needs.

Our clients benefit from a proven pedigree of technological understanding and traditional learning facilitation combined with a fresh view of new Web 2.0 informal learning approaches.

We have over 15 years of in depth experience in the corporate and public sectors, further education, museums, galleries and schools.

Simulacra works in partnership with a diverse range of clients such as the The Science Museum, The British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, English Heritage National Monuments Record, The Parliamentary Archives, Culture24, the Royal Armouries, the Highways Agency, the RAC, Southern Water, the Learning Skills Council, the Department for Education and Skills and the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta).

System Simulation Ltd is a software engineering company specialising in text and multimedia information systems. Our software provides support for large and small scale applications on networked and stand alone systems. We develop information products and services for a range of demanding professional and commercial clients.