Suspension of all tours and other non-essential visits extended

26 May 2020

The current suspension of all tours, Education Centre visits and other non-essential visits has been extended until at least 1 September 2020.


No new paid-for tour bookings are being accepted. We are currently cancelling existing bookings and issuing refunds for tours up to 31 August 2020. We will keep this cancellation period under review.

The free tours normally available to UK residents via the local Member of Parliament are not available to book at present. You can take our 360° virtual tour and explore the Commons Chamber, Lords Chamber and many other parts of the building.

You are also welcome to browse the collections of the Parliament Archives which provide an unparalleled look at the architecture, administration and functions of UK Parliament.

Education Centre

The Education Centre remains closed until September at the earliest and no school visits can be booked currently. You can download or order a range of learning resources from our Learning webpages.

Other non-essential visits

The public galleries remain closed and visitors will not be admitted to debates and committees.

You can watch all debates and committee hearings, either as they happen or afterwards on

Mass lobbies (which usually take place in Westminster Hall or in the larger committee rooms) cannot be facilitated during this period.

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