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UK Parliament free school visits - short notice bookings

Book a last-minute opportunity to bring your class to Parliament for a school visit

UK Parliament free school visits - short notice bookings

Schools from across the country can go behind the scenes of the UK Parliament and take a tour of the historic building to see democracy in action. Students can also take part in engaging workshops in our dedicated Education Centre which uses immersive technology to create a unique learning experience.

Visits are free of charge and suitable for students aged 6-18. Workshop themes range from lawmaking, debating and campaigning to exploring the rich history of our democracy.

Check online or ask during your booking call to find out if your school is eligible for the travel subsidy.

Book your visit now

Please call 020 7219 4496 where one of our advisors can talk you through the programmes available and recommend the most suitable option for you and your class.

Available programmes

Some dates will have specific programmes and times available, others will have a wider choice and our phone advisors can assist you. Where times are given, they indicate the start times for programmes.

The Story of Parliament film and tour is 1 hour 30 minutes. All other programmes are 2 hours 15 minutes. Full details of each programme can be found on the Visit page

April  2018

17 Apr - 9:15 /10:15 Story of Parliament ; 13:45/14:15/ 15:15 x 2  Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

18 Apr - 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament  ; 14:15 Tour and workshop

19 Apr - 14:00/ 14:30 Tour and workshop

20 Apr - 9:15 / 11:15 Story of Parliament ; 15:00 Tour and workshop

23 Apr - 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 13:45/ 14:30 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

24 Apr - 13:45/14:15/ 14:30/ 15:15 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

25 Apr - 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 15:15 Tour and workshop

26 Apr - 9:30 People's Parliament ; 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

27 Apr - 9:15/10:15/ 12:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2 / 13:30/ 14:00/ 14:45/ 15:00 Tour and workshop

30 Apr - 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 10:00/13:45/ 15:15 Tour and workshop

May 2018

1 May 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30/ 13:45/ 14:30/ 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

2 May 9:15/ 10:15/ 11:00  Story of Parliament ; 9:30/ 13:45/ 14:30/ 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop ; 12:15 People's Parliament

3 May 9:30/ 14:00  People's Parliament 14:00/ 14:30/ 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

4 May 9:15/ 10:30/ 11:15/ 12:15  Story of Parliament ; 9:30/ 13:30/ 14:00 x 2 Tour and workshop 

8 May 9:15  Story of Parliament ; 14:15 People's Parliament ; 12:45/ 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

9 May 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30/ 13:45/ 14:15 Tour and workshop ; 10:45/ 12:15 /14:15 People's Parliament

10 May 9:30/ 14:00 People's Parliament ; 10:30/ 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

11 May 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/  10:00/ 11:00/ 12:30/ 13:30/ 14:00 Tour and workshop

14 May 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 10:00 x 2/ 11:45 Tour and workshop ; 10:45/ 12:15/ 14:15 People's Parliament

15 May 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 10:00/ 14:15 Tour and workshop ; 10:45/ 12:15/ 14:15 People's Parliament

16 May 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 11:45/ 13:45/ 14:15 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

17 May 9:30/ 11:00/ 12:30/ 14:00 People's Parliament ; 10:00/ 12:30/ 13:00/ 14:00 Tour and workshop

18 May 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 10:00/ 11:00/ 13:30 Tour and workshop

21 May 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

22 May 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30/ 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

23 May 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

24 May 14:30 Tour and workshop

25 May 9:15/ 14:15 Story of Parliament ; 14:45/ 15:00 Tour and workshop

29 May Story of Parliament - various slots available

June 2018

4 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 14:30/ 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

5 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

6 June 9:15 Story of Parliament

7 June  14:00 People's Parliament ; 14:30 Tour and workshop

8 June  9:15 Story of Parliament

11 June  14:15 People's Parliament ; 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

13 June  9:30 / 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

14 June 11:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

15 June  9:15 Story of Parliament

18 June  9:30/ 14:15/ 14:30/ 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop ; 10:45 People's Parliament

19 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30/ 3:15 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

20 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 10:00 / 15:15 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

22 June 9:30 Tour and workshop ; 10:15 Story of Parliament

25 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 15:15  Tour and workshop 

26 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop 

27 June  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 2:15 Tour and workshop

28 June 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

29 June 14:15 Story of Parliament

July 2018

2 July 9:15/ 10:15/ Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2 / 15:15  Tour and workshop

3 July 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

4 July 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 Tour and workshop ; 10:45 People's Parliament

5 July 9:30 People's Parliament ; 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

6 July 9:15 Story of Parliament ; 15:00 Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

9 July  9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2 Tour and workshop ; 10:45/ 14:15 People's Parliament

10 July  9:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/10:00/ 14:15/ Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

11 July 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 14:15/ 14:30/  Tour and workshop ; 14:15 People's Parliament

12 July 10:00/ 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop ; 14:00 People's Parliament

13 July 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 14:00/ 14:45/ 15:00  Tour and workshop 

16 July  9:15/ 10:15 /11:00 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 10:00/ 14:15  Tour and workshop ; 10:45/ 14:15 People's Parliament

17 July 10:15/ 11:00 Story of Parliament ; 9:30 x 2/ 15:15 Tour and workshop ; 10:45/12:15/ 14:15 People's Parliament

18 July 9:15/ 10:15 Story of Parliament ;  10:00/ 11:15/ 11:45/ 15:15  x 2  Tour and workshop ; 10:45/ 12:15/ 14:15 People's Parliament

19 July 9:30 / 10:00/ 10:30/ 11:00/ 12:00/ 14:15/ 14:30/ 15:00 x 2  Tour and workshop ; 9:30/ 14:00  People's Parliament

 

 

 

If your school requires a tour only you could contact your MP's office.

School resources and teacher training

Award-winning resources for teachers and educators

If you can’t fit in a visit to us, let Parliament come to you with a range of classroom resources for all ages. Order a loan box, use our interactive whiteboard resources or run a debate with our free packs.

Training and support for teachers and trainees

If you are new to citizenship teaching, or would like more support exploring Parliament and democracy with your students, check out our CPD opportunities.

Seasonal visits

A range of seasonal programmes run throughout the year exploring topical issues and historical subjects, with information regularly updated online or promoted through our newsletter. More details can be found on our school visits page.

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