Our collections

Our collections

Conservators working on a bed dome

Historic Royal Palaces has important collections related to the history of its palaces, with some objects of national or international importance.

  1. Archaeology
    The archaeology collection contains artefacts from excavations at all palaces and their grounds.
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  2. Architectural fixtures
    A unique record of the palaces' construction and development.
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  3. Art
    Find out about our Art collection
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  4. Books and paper
    Find out about our Books collection
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  5. Decorative arts and social history
    The diverse nature of the objects in this collection reflect the thousand years of history in our palaces.
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  6. Furniture
    The furniture collection contains some pieces which date back to the eighteenth century.
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  7. Textiles
    Our textile collection includes soft furnishings and carpets.
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  8. Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
    A pre-eminent collection of national and international importance, cared for by Historic Royal Palaces.
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