Parliamentary Archives - behind the scenes archives tour

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Westminster Tube Station (outside the station - come out of exit 4)

Westminster Bridge Road · London

How to find us

We are meeting at Westminster Tube Station (outside the station - come out of exit 4) at 10:00am or 2:00pm, lookout for the 'Cultureseeker' flag/sign. If you can't see us, please text: 07905 901 834.

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Details

Come along on Tuesday 16th April for a tour of the Parliamentary Archives!

About the archives
The Parliamentary Archives holds the historic records of the House of Commons and House of Lords, from 1497 to present day, stored in the Victoria Tower, Palace of Westminster.

Over three million records are held on 5.5 miles of shelving. Some of the most important constitutional records of the United Kingdom are stored by the Archives, including the Petition of Right (1628), Death Warrant of Charles I (1649), the Habeas Corpus Act 1679, the draft and final Bill of Rights (1689), the Slave Trade Act (1807 and 1833), the Great Reform Act (1832), and successive Representation of the People Acts.

Not only will we see the archives, but we will also visit the Well and the opportunity to see one of the strongrooms.

The visit should last about 1 hour.

Booking your place
The tour is happening at both 10:00am and 2:00pm, please indicate which one you wish to go on when you RSVP. We are limited to 10 people per tour.

To confirm your place, also make sure you rsvp on the Archives link on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/behind-the-scenes-archives-tour-london-culture-seekers-tickets-54926761422

- For security reasons all attendees must bring photographic ID (e.g. passport, driving licence)
- Please also print off your confirmation email/ticket once rsvp'd on Eventbrite

Tour and entry is free! The group doesn't charge Meetup fees.

Afterwards we will head to the cafe in Westminster Hall or the cafe in Westminster Abbey for a chat over a drink.

Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

If you can't see us outside the station please text.

Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

Hope to see you there!

Robert[masked] (prefer text)

Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/