The Act Room is the physical and intellectual heart of the Archives. It has been described as ‘the most important room in Britain’, and with some justification: the intricate chequerboard of 64,000 parchment rolls which lines its walls embodies the …
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The Parliamentary Archives provides access to the archives of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and to other records relating to Parliament. We also provide a records management service for both Houses of Parliament. The Parliamentary Archives holds several million historical records relating to Parliament, dating from 1497.