UK Parliament (@UKParliament )

UK Parliament

Bio We're made up of @HouseofCommons and @UKHouseofLords. Follow to find out how we scrutinise the government and discuss issues important to you.
Location Westminster, London
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Account created 31-05-2007 10:01:02
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Twitter Web App : You might have seen the British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters on PMQs livestreams each week ensuring everyone can access these important updates.

Catch up with our BSL playlist on YouTube:
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Twitter Web App : London to Llanover🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇬🇧

While the Elizabeth Tower, home to Big Ben, is known as one of the UK capital's most distinctive landmarks, you might not know about these three things that connect it to Wales👇

Twitter Web App : We take many steps to protect our artworks - one of the most important is good framing!

We carefully consider where to place works, thinking about things like light levels. We do regular audits, conservation cleaning programmes, and preventative measures. There's lots to manage!

Twitter Web App : They are made of Purbeck marble and feature beautiful carved floral details. The sections were found within the later foundations of the Great Conduit, which was built on the same site during the time of Henry VI.

Twitter Web App : Some of the oldest objects are the sections of medieval fountain held within the Architectural Fabric Collection.

The sections of fountain date to the 12th century and were discovered and excavated during archaeological works of New Palace Yard between 1972 and 1974.

Twitter Web App : Sophie: I love this architectural model of the Commons Chamber.

Thought to be made by John Leslie Thorp of Thorp Modelmakers, it looks unsuspecting from the outside, but opens to reveal an amazing level of detail considering the scale. It even comes with a set of miniature MPs!

Twitter Web App : Grace: I have always loved the Armada paintings in the Prince’s Chamber. They are so epic, but most of all I love the sea monsters you can find amongst the waves.

These paintings were finally finished in 2010, completing a decorative scheme which was started in 1850!