Contacting the Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives hold millions of records on both Houses and other material relating to Parliament.

Archives staff can answer simple enquiries over the phone, but most are dealt with by post, fax or e-mail.

Staff cannot undertake detailed research for users but will provide advice about the scope of records for particular topics. The Reprographic Service supplies copies of readily identifiable material, by post or e-mail. All enquiries should be answered within ten working days.

FAQs and the online catalogue

Please check the FAQs and the online catalogue, Portcullis, before contacting the Parliamentary Archives.
Frequently asked questions about the Archives
Check Portcullis, the online catalogue

Contact details

Email: archives@parliament.uk

Phone: 020 7219 3074

Fax: 020 7219 2570

Address: Parliamentary Archives, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0PW, United Kingdom

Related information

What's in the Archives?

The Parliamentary Archives holds the records of Parliament and the Palace of Westminster, and other collections. Visit the Archives' web pages for details and online exhibitions.