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.

This image was taken from the Victoria Tower and shows a rainstorm passing over Parliament and the glorious rainbow that followed it. . Taken by Tim Banting, Digital Imaging Technician as part of...

8/2/2017 19:28

On 8th February 1587 Mary Queen of Scots was executed after being found guilty of plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth I. Her trial took place over just 3 days. Original records of the trial are lost,...

8/2/2017 13:21

Today marks 65 years since Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne. This image is of her address to both Houses of Parliament, 4 May 1977 . The year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, 1977, marked...

6/2/2017 17:14

Behind the Great Clock's face. This image shows Ian Westworth, clock mechanic responsible for the care and maintenance of the original clocks in Parliament, by one of the four massive clock...

6/2/2017 12:30

Did you know the Parliamentary Archives has a small digitisation team? They’re hard at work digitising our collections so we can put them online and increase access to them. To find out more about...

4/2/2017 10:31

Despatch boxes were originally used by Members of Parliament to carry documents into the Commons Chamber. Two can now be found permanently in the Chamber on the central table and contain religious...

3/2/2017 10:33

The House of Commons​ Library from around 1900 compared to today. Explore more images, created by UK Parliamentary Archives​ using photos by Sir Benjamin Stone MP, to compare the building then and...

2/2/2017 15:22

This carving is perhaps not what you'd expect to see in the Chamber of the House of Lords. . Taken by Tim Banting, Digital Imaging Technician as part of the Stone Photograph Digitisation...

1/2/2017 13:06

The Science and Technology Committee received over 70 ideas for new inquiries through the "My Science Inquiry" open call. Nine of the suggestions have been selected for further consideration at...

30/1/2017 16:59

Great image of the Houses of Parliament from above by @janeoako_ih . We'd love to see your pictures. Share your fantastic images by using #UKParliament and we'll share them . #BigBen...

26/1/2017 09:58

What is Article 50? What will be the next steps for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU? Explore the possibilities on our Brexit pages. . www.parliament.uk/brexit . #Brexit #Article50 #EuropeanUnion...

25/1/2017 16:48

Do you work 'flexible' hours? Do you feel the balance of benefits between you and your employer is appropriate? If you have experience of agency work, being self-employed, working casual hours or...

23/1/2017 12:48

Wow! Such an amazing image from @levanterman of Big Ben . We'd love to see your pictures. Share your fantastic images by using #UKParliament and we'll share them . #BigBen #ElizabethTower...

22/1/2017 21:14

What a great image of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament by @mr.olly. . We'd love to see your pictures. Share your fantastic images by using #UKParliament and we'll share them. . #Parliament...

20/1/2017 11:07

Up on the roof of UK Parliament​ from 1897 compared to today. Explore more images, created by UK Parliamentary Archives​ using photos by Sir Benjamin Stone MP, to compare the building then and...

20/1/2017 07:46

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