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Explore works in the Parliamentary Art Collection in depth by clicking on 'hot spots' to reveal related images and information.

The First World War


Learn about Parliament and World War One through works in the Parliamentary Art Collection.

The Palace of Westminster


Discover the Palace of Westminster and its history through works in the Parliamentary Art Collection.

National Patron Saints

Patron saint mosaics in Central Lobby

Discover how England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are represented in the art and architecture of the Houses of Parliament.

Chartism: 1838-1858

Chartist petition

Learn about the Chartist movement by exploring this engraving produced to commemorate the Chartist presentation of a petition to the House of Commons in 1842.

The Trial of Strafford

Donated by Louth Town Council in 2008, this painting portrays the trial of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford. Have a look at the story behind the painting and its conservation.


Explore images of the Rt Hon Michael Foot (1913-2010) from the Parliamentary Art Collection.


Take a virtual tour around the contemporary art collection in Portcullis House


Discover works relating to suffragette mother and daughter Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst in the Parliamentary Art Collection.

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