Parliamentary Archives to relocate to Kew

It was announced earlier today that the Parliamentary Archives, which are currently located in the Palace of Westminster’s Victoria Tower, are going to move to The National Archives. The relocation is expected to take place before summer 2025.

Jeff James, Keeper of The National Archives said:

‘The importance of the records in the Parliamentary Archives cannot be overstated – they detail our legislative history through the centuries. We look forward to welcoming and establishing the historical collection, staff and services to The National Archives at Kew. This is an exciting time for archives, for the first time the records of the executive, legislature and judiciary will be in one place allowing researchers to access the documents which have helped shape our society.’

Patrick Vollmer, Head of the Archives Relocation Programme said:

‘We are pleased to be able to secure a long-term future for the Parliamentary Archives. Moving to The National Archives will allow our collections to be protected in world class specialist facilities. We are privileged to have unique and fascinating collections that deserve to be shared and appreciated; a new location will  allow us to open up to a much wider audience and make the collections accessible to all.’

Further information about the Archives Relocation Programme can be found at this link.

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