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