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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 chair of state in the sovereigns robing room was one of the last important pieces of furniture to be supplied to the New Palace of Westminster. . It is mentioned in a letter dated March 1869...

27/12/2016 19:24

Fantastic #ParliamenTree taken at the Norwegian Parliament by @jenskoller. . This December we'd like to see how your community is celebrating. Take a picture or video using #ParliamenTree and we...

26/12/2016 08:49

Merry Christmas from all of us at UK Parliament . #ChristmasTree #ParliamenTree #Christmas #SeasonsGreeting #TisTheSeason #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays #BigBen #ElizabethTower #Parliament...

25/12/2016 09:42

George Howarth MP for #Shakespeare400 . To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we asked MPs to recite key speeches from his plays. George Howarth MP reads Cassius from...

24/12/2016 09:59

This week we have been decanting all of the historic and modern furniture, art and other objects from Elizabeth Tower in preparation for the conservation work to begin early next year. . In this...

23/12/2016 08:15

Our Big Ben​ photo competition winner Jamie toured the Elizabeth Tower​ today as part of his prize. In the summer, UK residents could send in their favourite photos of the clock tower to UK...

22/12/2016 13:49

Visit UK Parliament this festive season and explore a 1000 years of history. Enjoy one of our guided, audio or Christmas themed family tours where you can hear tales of Oliver Cromwell and learn...

21/12/2016 08:01

This chair is often referred to as a “Chair of State” and was made by John Webb of Bond Street in 1847 for Prince Albert to AWN Pugin’s design. . It can be seen in the House of Lords Chamber to...

20/12/2016 16:32

Great painting of the Houses of Parliament by @r.colson. . #BigBen #ElizabethTower #Parliament #UKParliament #UKHouseofCommons #UKHouseofLords #HouseofCommons #HouseofLords #Commons #Lords...

20/12/2016 09:11

Nadhim Zahawi MP for #Shakespeare400 . For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we asked MPs to recite key speeches from his plays. Nadhim Zahawi MP reads Macbeth, Act II Scene I. . As...

19/12/2016 09:49

Stunning #ParliamenTree in @parliamentbuildings Great Hall. . This December we'd like to see how your community is celebrating. Take a picture or video using #ParliamenTree and we will share them....

16/12/2016 09:42

The Speaker’s chair was destroyed in the Second World War bombings. Luckily a replica of Pugin’s gothic creation was given by The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to Australia in 1926. . A...

15/12/2016 07:53

Maria Eagle MP for #Shakespeare400 . For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we asked MPs to recite key speeches from his plays. Maria Eagle MP reads Hamlet, Act III Scene I. . Hamlet is...

13/12/2016 09:26

Great #ParliamenTree in @scotparl! This December we'd like to see how your community is celebrating. Take a picture or video using #ParliamenTree and we will share. Season's ...

12/12/2016 11:36

Human Rights Day​ is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights​. In UK Parliament​...

10/12/2016 09:49

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