Ways to visit

There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can visit the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching committees and debates.

Watch committees and debates

The House of Commons chamber in session

Visitors to Parliament can watch debates and committee hearings taking place in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Visit the Parliamentary Archives

Visit the Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives, which hold millions of records from both Houses and other historical material, are open to everyone by appointment for research purposes.

School visits to Parliament

Education visits

Parliament's Education Service runs a year-round programme of school visits, which may include a question and answer session with the school's MP.

Attending private events at Parliament

Attending events at Parliament

Information for invited guests attending private events at the Houses of Parliament.

Buy tickets to visit

Visit Parliament Logo

The bookings phone line is open Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm GMT.

2015: Parliament in the Making

2015: Parliament in the Making logo

Join Parliament as we commemorate a series of major anniversaries in 2015: 750 years since De Montfort Parliament and 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.

Security information

Big Ben

To ensure that Parliament remains a safe and accessible place for those who work within and visit Parliament, we have implemented a number of security measures.