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Please note all visitors to the Parliamentary Archives searchroom are required to book in advance and carry photographic identification.

UPDATED 3 February 2015

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Parliamentary Archives on Twitter

We now have three Twitter accounts you may be interested in:

  • Follow @UKParlArchives for all the latest news and informnation about the Parliamentary Archives and fascinating facts and snippets about Parliamentary history
  • Follow @ParliamentWW1 for Parliament and the First World War information, including events in the House of Lords and House of Commons 100 years ago, Parliamentary war stories, and commemoration of the deaths of MPs, peers, their sons, and Parliamentary staff
  • Follow @Parliament750 for Parliament's celebration of the 750th anniversary of the de Montfort Parliament of 1265 in 2015.

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Parliamentary Archives on TV

Did you see us on  the BBC programme The First Georgians? Watch a clip of Lucy Worsley in the Original Act Room.

Access Arrangements

Visitors to the Archives should go to the Cromwell Green Visitor Entrance if you arrive BEFORE 11am. Arrivals AFTER 11am can use Black Rod's Garden Entrance. Please see the Planning Your Visit pages for more information.

Opening Hours

We are open Mondays to Fridays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Visits are by appointment only so please contact us to arrange an appointment on 020 7219 3074 or See our Planning Your Visit pages for more information.

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

The Parliamentary Archives has a YouTube playlist on Parliament's YouTube channel, and is on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-the minute updates about what the Parliamentary Archives is doing.

Victoria Tower Treasures from the Parliamentary Archives

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Victoria Tower, the Archives has highlighted 150 treasures from amongst the three million historic records of both Houses of Parliament in a new publication.

Available online from the Houses of Parliament Shop or in person from the Houses of Parliament Shop (tel: 020 7219 3890) or the Parliamentary Archives searchroom. Price now £9.95.

Read a blog review of Victoria Tower Treasures

Victoria Tower Treasures book

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