The Parliamentary Archives is marking the anniversary with an exhibition this summer in the Royal Gallery, House of Lords.
A Changing House: the Life Peerages Act 1958. An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the admission of life peers to the House of Lords.
Royal Gallery, House of Lords, 12 June – 26 September 2008.
On display will be documents from the Parliamentary Archives and works of art from the Palace of Westminster collection illustrating the history and achievements of life peers and women in Parliament. This will include the original Life Peerages Act vellum, the Test Roll signed by all the first life peers in 1958, and a banner unveiled by suffragettes in the House of Commons one hundred years ago in 1908.
Access: Free guided visits to the exhibition incorporating a commentary on the history of women & Parliament, including the suffragettes.
Available at 10 AM and 11 AM on Mondays & Tuesdays (16 June – 22 July), and on Wednesdays & Thursdays (30 July - 25 September).
No need to book: arrive at St. Stephen’s Entrance, Palace of Westminster, and present yourself at the Visitor Service Desk in Westminster Hall. Please arrive 20 minutes before your chosen tour time, and allow up to 45 minutes for your guided visit.
Large groups (10+) only: please provide information a week in advance of your visit via email to email@example.com