Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.


The UK Parliamentary Archives has over 3 million records in its collection, with Acts of Parliament dating back to 1497. Among the more unusual records kept in the Victoria Tower is a mid-18th century gravestone, which had been submitted to a Committee of Privileges as proof of descent in a mid-19th century peerage claim. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is also a sample of crude oil from a tanker disaster presented as evidence to a select committee and the commemorative silver trowel used to lay the first stone of the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ parliament.uk/archives ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ParliamentaryArchives #DigitalArchives #UKParliament #Parliament #UKHouseofCommons #UKHouseofLords #HouseofCommons #HouseofLords #Commons #Lords #Westminster #HousesofParliament #UKHousesofParliament #PalaceofWestminster #London