The Parliamentary Archives

Visit | Houses of Parliament

6 October 2011
16 November 2011
13 December 2011

The Palace of Westminster's Victoria Tower is a magnificent feature of the London skyline. After the 1834 fire burnt down the old building, the competition rules for the new palace stipulated that it must include 'fireproof repositories for books and documents'.

The current Victoria Tower was architect Charles Barry's solution. Completed in May 1860, it was one of the first purpose-built archives in the country, designed to house the house of Parliament’s historic records dating from 1497.

This visit is an opportunity to see their original setting and a few examples of the three million historic records which cover both Houses of Parliament.

Thursday 6 October 11am

Wednesday 16 November 2.30pm

Tuesday 13 December 10.30am

Venue information

Houses of Parliament

Victoria Tower, Parliamentary Archives Houses of Parliament , SW1A 0PW

Entry details

Tickets £17.50

Call 0844 415 4151 Monday to Friday 9am−5.30pm

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)