Join us at the Houses of Parliament for ‘Pride at Night’ tours to mark 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.
Tickets for this event on Friday 27 October, part of Museums at Night, go on sale at 9am on Friday 29 September.
The tours highlight the significant part played by LGBT people in Parliament as leaders, legislators, activists, lobbyists and monarchs. They explore the struggle for civil rights from universal condemnation and victimisation to the freedoms and rights enjoyed today.
The journey begins in Westminster Hall with tales of medieval kings before passing through St Stephen’s Hall and into Central Lobby. As the tour moves into the Lords Chamber and the Commons Chamber, narratives from sovereigns and members of both Houses are brought to life through the art and architecture of the Palace of Westminster.
These guided tour experiences in the company of our Visitor Assistant Guides are designed for adults aged 18 and over.
Meet the Parliamentary Archives team who will have a display plotting the legal history status of same sex relationships. This will include facsimiles of the 1533 Buggery Act passed during the reign of Henry VIII, and the 1967 Sexual Offences Act.
Throughout the evening, take the opportunity to purchase drinks from the bar and enjoy live jazz by The Vic and Dougie Six in the unique atmosphere of Westminster Hall.
Ticket prices and booking
Tickets must be booked in advance. Each ticket includes a timed tour at regular intervals from 6pm.
Bookings can be purchased online or by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114.
More about Museums at Night
Twice a year, not-for-profit cultural publisher Culture24 invites UK museums, galleries and heritage sites to throw open their doors after hours to showcase their treasures in unexpected ways.
Rainbow illumination image by Kristina Kashtanova used with permission