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Loan Requests

We are committed to enabling and broadening access to our collections through loans to external exhibitions and displays.

We’re happy to receive requests from prospective borrowers in the public or private sectors, both in the UK and overseas. We consider loan requests from bodies including museums, galleries, libraries and archives. Institutions we have loaned to recently include:

  • New York Historical Society
  • Tate Britain
  • National Maritime Museum
  • British Library
  • Durham University Library
  • The Collection, Lincoln
  • Museum of London
  • Wellcome Collection

Details of all the materials in our collections can be found by searching our online catalogue. If you wish to view an item before making a loan request please make an appointment to visit our search room. We’re happy to discuss your exhibition proposal in more detail and how we might support our loans through talks, workshops and other activities.

For more information on how to go about organising a loan from the Parliamentary Archives, please see our Parliamentary Archives Loan Process guide.