Information and records

Information and records

Information and records at Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces holds a wide range of information including business, research and scientific data, governance, conservation specialist records, collections information, plus material used on our website and in social media. We have a duty to conserve our information that may become National Records.

How we manage our information and records

•    We have an extensive collection of audio, video and photographic assets that we manage using our Digital Asset Management System
•    All of our records and assets are managed using standards and policies
•    Our staff have a responsibility to manage information and HRP are currently developing a team to provide best practice advice and training modules to support the adoption of records standards
•    Current projects include cataloguing over 25,000 architectural drawings held in the Tower Archive We are also transferring appropriate HRP legacy records to The National Archives as part of on-going responsibilities under the Public Records Act of 1958 and 1967.

Access records for research
The Architectural Drawings Collection which holds drawings of five historic royal palaces, dating from the 18th century to the present day is available for research purposes. Contact

Image library

The image library holds an inspiring and unique collection of contemporary and archive images of some of the greatest palaces ever built. It covers buildings, gardens, works of art, fashion, ceremony, people, architectural drawings, the Crown Jewels and more. Images for licensing can be viewed and ordered from our image library.

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