Adventurer's Tour of Parliament

Adventurer's Tour of Parliament

Primary age 7-11 (years 3-6) pupils explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped over time. They will discover how issues in Parliament are debated and how the public can get their voices' heard.

 

 

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About the Adventurer’s Tour

Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only

Age 7-11 only History, English

(Year 3-6 England & Wales, P4-7 Northern Ireland and Primary 4-7 Scotland) 


Explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped over time. Pupils will be set a secret mission to answer questions about how it all began, how issues in Parliament are debated and how the public can get their voices’ heard.

This mission is secret, so please tell your class as little as possible - all will be revealed on the day!

NB: Parliament is a working building and access to different parts of the Palace of Westminster, as part of your tour, will vary due to Parliamentary business. 


Your visit might include:

  • Norman Porch, the Robing Room and/or The Royal Gallery
  • The House of Commons and/or House of Lords chambers
  • Central Lobby, at the ‘heart’ of the Houses of Parliament
  • St. Stephen’s Hall, the home of the original House of Commons
  • Westminster Hall, the last remaining part of the original Palace

NB: We will notify your school's constituency MP that you are coming to Parliament, but we do not arrange any meeting for this particular programme.

Visiting times and information

Open to: UK pupils, age 7-11 only (Year 3-6 England & Wales, P4-7 Northern Ireland and Primary 4-7 Scotland)

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Places per session: 32 (to include pupils and adults)

Dates:  Mondays between 18 April and 21 July 2017 (excepting the following Mondays - 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May and 29 May).  See details in How to Book info below.  

Time:
9:15-10:45, 10:15-11:45 and 11:00-12:30

Please ensure that you have the minimum adult:pupil ratio of 1:15 (age 7-11), for safe supervision around the estate.
 
Due to high demand for our programmes, we ask for a minimum group size of 5 pupils and no more than 2 accompanying adults. If you are booking for under 15 people in total (including adults), please be aware that we may combine your group with another of the same age in order to share to visit.

However, we welcome pupils with special educational needs - please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How to book

Bookings for Adventurer’s Tours are taken through our telephone bookings days.

Parliament’s Education Service reserves the right to cancel visits at short notice due to changes in Parliamentary Business. On the rare occasions where this is necessary, we will offer to re-book your visit.

  • You can check what availability we have left for spring term 2017 bookings on our Short Notice Bookings page and call us on 0207 219 4496.
  •  We have extremely limited availability for summer term 2017 for dates between 18 April and 21 July 2017(excepting the following Mondays - 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May and 29 May). Please call 020 7219 4496, we do not accept bookings via email.
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    Please note that Parliament's Education Service programmes are extremely popular and fill up quickly.

    Before calling us on bookings day, please read our Information for bookings day.

     

     

     

    Information to help you plan a safe visit

    Information to help you plan a safe visit

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    Map of the Parliamentary estate

    Map of the Parliamentary estate

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    School Tour FAQS

    School Tour FAQS

    State schools planning to visit Parliament may be eligible to have their travel costs subsidised under this scheme.

    Schools transport subsidy