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 debates and committees.

Watch debates and committees

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.

Vote 100 talks and tours

Vote 100 talks and tours logo

A series of special talks and tours throughout 2018 marking 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed.

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.

Book tickets before you visit

Book ticket onlineAlternatively, call +44 (0)20 7219 4114, Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm.

'Voice and Vote: Women's Place in Parliament' Exhibition

Between 27 June and 6 October 2018, visit this interactive exhibition where some lost historic spaces will be recreated.

The Palace of Westminster guide book

This beautifully illustrated 96 page guide is packed with stories about one of the world’s most famous buildings.