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Short notice and school holiday education visits

Short notice and school holiday education visits

Visits for schools and groups

Short notice spaces are often available for schools from across the country to visit UK Parliament during term time. In school holidays, the Education Centre stays open for youth groups (e.g. uniformed organisations) to visit.
Please call 020 7219 4496 to find out more and book a visit. Your group may also be eligible for a transport subsidy to help with the costs of travelling to and from London.

Short notice education visits

Short notice spaces are often available for schools from across the country to visit UK Parliament and see democracy in action. After going on a tour, pupils aged 6-18 learn more at a workshop inside the award-winning Education Centre, which uses interactive 360° projections, voting pods and tablets.

The workshops link to subjects across UK curricula and cover a range of themes, including law-making, debating and campaigning. They often include the opportunity to meet your MP or a member of the House of Lords.

The Story of Parliament visit is 1 hour 30 minutes and includes a film and tour. All other visits are 2 hours 15 minutes and include a workshop. Find out more about the different workshops.

School holiday education visits

During school holidays, youth groups (e.g. uniformed organisations) can go on the 1 hour 30-minute Story of Parliament visit. They will watch a 360° immersive film inside the Education Centre and take a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster. There should be 7-32 people in the group (including adults).

Available dates

Some available dates have specific workshops and start times available, others have a wider choice and our staff can assist you. Please keep an eye on this page for any cancellations.

 

Half Term: 28-31 May (Story of Parliament only)

28 May: 9:30, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15

29 May: 9:30, 10:15, 15:30, 16:15

30 May: 9:30, 11:00, 11:45, 15:30, 16:15

31 May: 9:30, 10:15, 12:30, 14:45, 15:30, 16:15


June 2019


4 June: 9:30, 13:45, 14:15, 14:30 Tour and workshop

26 June: 15:15 x2 Tour and workshop

27 June: 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

July 2019

5 July:
10:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

12 July: 11:15 Story of Parliament


August 2019

All slots are for Story of Parliament at the following times:
09:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:00

19 August - 23 August

27 August - 30 August

Autumn Term 2019

September 2019

2 September: Story of Parliament at the following times:
09:30, 10:15, 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00, 14:45, 15:30, 16:00

6 September: 9:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:00 x 2 Tour and workshop; 12:30 x 2 Select Committee Experience

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

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

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

12 September: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop, 9:30, 14:00 People's Parliament

13 September: 9:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30, 10:00 x 2, 11:00, 13:30, 14:00 x 2, 14:45, 15:00 Tour and workshop; 12:30 Select Committee Experience

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

17 September: 9:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:45, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

18 September: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Palriament; 9:30 x 2, 14:15, 14:30, 15:15 Tour and workshop

19 September: 9:30, 10:00 x 2, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop; 9:30, 14:00 People's Parliament

20 September: 10:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 11:00, 13:30, 14:00 x 2, 15:00 Tour and workshop; 12:30 x 2 Select Committee Experience

23 September: 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 10:45, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

24 September: 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:15, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

25 September: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parlaiment; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

26 September: 9:30 x 2 , 10:00 x 2, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 Tour and workshop

27 September: 9:15, 11:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 11:00, 11:30, 14:45, 15:00 Tour and workshop; 12:30 Select Committee Experience

30 September: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 15:15 x2 Tour and workshop


October 2019

1 October: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 12:15, 13:45, 14:30 Tour and workshop

2 October: 9:30 x2, 13:45, 14:15, 15:15 Tour and workshop; 14:15 People's Parliament

3 October: 9:30, 10:00, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

4 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30, 10:00 x 2, 14:45, 15:00 Tour and workshop

7 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30, 14:15, 14:30, 15:15 Tour and workshop

8 October: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 12:15, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

9 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 14:15, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

10 October: 10:00, 14:00 x 2 Tour and workshop; 12:30 People's Parliament

11 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parlaiment; 9:30, 10:00 x 2, 15:00 Tour and workshop

14 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 12:15, 13:45, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

15 October: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30, 10:00, 12:15, 12:45, 14:15, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

16 October: 9:15 Story of Parliament; 10:00 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

17 October: 9:30 x 2, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00 x 2, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

18 October: 9:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 11:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

21 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00, Story of Parlaiment; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 11:15 x 2, 11:45 x 2, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

22 October: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:45 x 2, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

23 October: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:45, 12:15, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

24 October: 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:30, 11:30 x 2, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00 x 2, 14:30, 15:00 x2 Tour and workshop

25 October: 9:15, 10:15, 12:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 10:00, 11:30, 13:30, 14:00 x 2, 15:00 Tour and workshop


Half Term

28 October - 1 November: Story of Parliament only, various slots available, please call for more information


November 2019

4 November: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 11:45, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

5 November: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30, 10:00, 10:45, 12:15, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30 Tour and workshop

6 November: 9:15, 10:45, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 10:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

7 November: 9:30, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

11 November: 9:15, 10:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45 x 2, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

12 November: 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:45, 12:15, 13:45 x 2, 14:15, 15:15 Tour and workshop

13 November: 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:45 x 2, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Tour and workshop

14 November: 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 x 2, 12:00, 12:30 x 2, 13:00 x 2, 14:00, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

15 November: 9:15, 10:15, 14:15, 12:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30, 11:30, 14:00, 14:45 Tour and workshop

18 November: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:45 x 2, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

19 November: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 10:45, 11:45 x 2, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop

20 November: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:45, 11:45 x 2, 12:15, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15 x 2, 15:15 Tour and workshop

21 November: 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 10:30, 11:00 x 2, 11:30 x 2, 12:30, 13:00 x 2, 14:00 x 2, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

22 November: 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 11:00, 11:30 x 2, 13:30, 14:00 x 2, 14:45, 15:00 Tour and workshop

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

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

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

28 November: 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 People's Parliament; 10:00 x 2, 10:30, 11:30 x 2, 12:30, 13:00 x 2, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

29 November: 9:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00, 14:00 Tour and workshop


December 2019

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

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

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

5 December: 9:30 Tour and workshop; 9:30, 11:00, 14:00 People's Parliament; 10:00 x 2, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 x 2, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 x 2, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop

9 December: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x2, 10:00 x 2, 11:15, 11:45 x 2, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15, 14:30, 15:15 x 2 Tour and workshop; 10:45, 12:15, 14:15 People's Parliament

10 December: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 11:15 x 2, 11:45 x 2, 12:45, 13:45 x 2, 14:15, 14:20, 15:15 Tour and workshop; 10:45, 12:15, 14:15 People's Parliament

11 December: 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 11:15 x 2, 11:45 x 2, 12:45, 13:45 x2, 14:15, 14:30, 15:15 x2 Tour and workshop; 10:45, 12:15, 14:15 People's Parliament

12 December: 9:30, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 x 2, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop; 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 People's Parliament

13 December: 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 11:30 x 2, 13:30, 14:00, 14:45, 15:00 Tour and workshop

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

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

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

19 December: 9:30, 10:00 x 2, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 x 2, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 x 2, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 x 2 Tour and workshop; 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 People's Parliament

20 December: 9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 14:15, 15:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 x 2, 10:00 x 2, 11:00 x 2, 11:30 x 2, 14:00 x 2, 14:45, 15:00 Tour and workshop; 12:30 x 2 Select Committee Experience

 

If your school or group requires a tour only you should contact your local MP's office to arrange this.

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