UK Parliament

As museums and galleries across the UK begin to reopen, please take extra care to check their websites and social media channels for up to date information as opening times, days and dates here may not be correct.

Greater London

  • Education Service: 020 7219 4496
  • House of Commons Information Office: 020 7219 4272
  • House of Lords Information Office: 020 7219 3107

The Palace of Westminster is the home of the UK's Houses of Parliament , including the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Parliament is responsible for making and changing the laws of the United Kingdom and checking the work of the Government. The palace is also home to centuries of history and tradition.

Further information

Opening Hours:

The UK Parliament is open to visitors year round, Monday to Saturday, to attend debates and committee hearings or to take a tour of one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Go to to find out how to visit. Parliament's Education Service also offers free workshops and tours for schools. Go to to find out how to bring your school.


UK residents and overseas visitors may freely attend debates and committees in Parliament throughout the year. Free tours of the Palace of Westminster taking in the House of Commons and House of Lords are also available to UK residents. They often require booking several months in advance. UK residents and overseas visitors can purchase tickets for tours every Saturday and on most weekdays during parliamentary recesses. Education workshops and tours are freely available. Visit the Education Service's website for more information on how to arrange a visit:

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services


  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Community outreach programme/service

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