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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


This website was commissioned by the Parliamentary Archives and produced by Culture24. It was created and built by Simulacra with graphic design from System Simulation Ltd.

For detail about the organisations above please see the About Us page.

The project was managed by a board made up of the following:
David Prior, Assistant Clerk of the Records, Parliamentary Archives
Edward Murphy, Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service
Melanie Unwin, Deputy Curator, Office of the Curator of Works of Art, Palace of Westminster
Verity Sandles, Assistant Education Officer, Parliamentary Education Service
Anra Kennedy, Head of Learning, Culture24
Jon Pratty, Head of Content, Culture24
Professor James Walvin

Editorial team:
Palace of Westminster: David Prior, James Walvin and Melanie Unwin
Culture24: Anra Kennedy and Caroline Lewis

Document transcription: David Johnson, Annie Pinder (Parliamentary Archives), John Marsden and his team at the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society

Photography: Simon Roberton (Prudence Cuming Associates) and Graham Howard (System Simulation Ltd)

Educational material by Anra Kennedy and Rachel Hayward

Culture24 Production assistant: Graham Spicer

Media liaison: Ruth Cobb

Design & build:
Mike Bell, Neil Biddlecombe, Sahina Bose, Robin Corps, Caitriona Doherty, Brook ElgiŽ, Sam Lunn, Robert Page, Hanish Parmar, May Race, Francesca Ridley, Andy Savage, Matt Treanor (Simulacra Ltd)
Graphic Design: Graham Howard (System Simulation Ltd)

Thanks go to the following for their generous help with images:

The Office of the Curator of Works of Art, Palace of Westminster
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Maritime Museum
Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Special thanks go to the following individuals for their support and assistance: Palace of Westminster: Stephen Ellison, Caroline Shenton, Mari Takayanagi and Stephen Chamberlain (Parliamentary Archives); Elizabeth Hallam Smith (Librarian, House of Lords); the Parliamentary Internet Strategy Board; Kelly Allnutt and Jessica Bridges Palmer (House of Commons); Metaphor and Public Works Office; Kwame Kwei-Armah