Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives provides access to the archives of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and to other records relating to Parliament. We also provide a records management service for both Houses of Parliament.

The Parliamentary Archives is open Mondays to Fridays from 10.00am to 4.00pm (apart from public holidays).  Please see Planning your visit for further information.

Latest Archives News 

Archives Accommodation Programme
Further information about the Archives Accommodation Programme and its impact on the future of the Parliamentary Archives.

What's in the Parliamentary Archives?
About our collections and the 3 million records they contain for political, local or family history.

Parliamentary Archives Catalogue 
Search our collections.

Visiting and Available Services
All about our opening hours, location, admission procedures, booking a seat, facilities, publications and copying services.

Private Bill Witness database
Looking for information about the building of a road, railway or canal? Or an ancestor who gave evidence before a committee about a road, railway or canal?

Digitised Historical Parliamentary Material
Links to published Parliamentary material available online, including on external websites.

Parliament's Web Archive
Use the Web Archive to access previous versions of Parliament's website and related sites.

Digital Preservation
What Parliament is doing to preserve its digital information for the long-term.

Records Management
A brief introduction to records management in Parliament.


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