Information about the Parliamentary Archives for the Media

Media use

The Parliamentary Archives welcomes the opportunity to promote its records in the press and on film, television and radio. If you work in the press or media and need further information about facilities and fees, please read the documents below.

Terms and Conditions for Media Use of the Archives (PDF PDF 108 KB)
Please read this carefully before sending us the application form. Please note as of February 2012 it is no longer possible for us to request onsite parking. Film crews with vehicles should use the NCP car park on Abingdon Green.

Terms and Conditions for Use of Images from the Archives (PDF PDF 120 KB)
Details of licensing of images for broadcast or publication, along with details of fees and an application form

If you have read the above, then please complete the relevant application forms and post them to us - signed - at the Parliamentary Archives, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0PW, United Kingdom. Alternatively they may be faxed to +44 (0)20 7219 2570, or scanned & emailed to us at   If you have an query which is not covered by the above documents, or an urgent request to record a news story, please contact us on or +44 (0)207 219 3074.

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Identify the records you want to research, film, or have copied

Image Copying Costs
If you need a scan or copy of a record for media use, see our range of services and fees

The Parliamentary Archives can only assist with media requests relating to the Archives. For press enquiries or filming elsewhere in the House of Lords, please contact the House of Lords Media Office

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