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School visits: Short notice bookings

Book a last-minute opportunity to bring your class to Parliament for a school visit

School visits: Short notice bookings

Schools from across the country can go behind the scenes of the UK Parliament and take a tour of the historic building to see democracy in action. Students can also take part in engaging workshops in our dedicated Education Centre which uses immersive technology to create a unique learning experience.

Visits are free of charge and suitable for students aged 6-18. Workshop themes range from lawmaking, debating and campaigning to exploring the rich history of our democracy.

Check online or ask during your booking call to find out if your school is eligible for the travel subsidy.

Book your visit now

Please call 020 7219 4496 where one of our advisors can talk you through the programmes available and recommend the most suitable option for you and your class.

Available programmes

Some dates will have specific programmes and times available, others will have a wider choice and our phone advisors can assist you. Where times are given, they indicate the start times for programmes.

The Story of Parliament film and tour is 1 hour 30 minutes. All other programmes are 2 hours 15 minutes. Full details of each programme can be found on the Visit page.

 

July 2018

9 July - 10:00 Tour and workshop

17 July - 15:15 Tour and workshop

 

August 2018

20 - 31  August - Story of Parliament - various slots available - please telephone 

 

September 2018

4 - 7 September inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

10, 11, 12, 14 September - various slots available - please telephone

17 - 21 September inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

24 - 28 September inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

 

October 2018

1 - 5 October inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

8 October - various slots available - please telephone

9 October - 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 Tour and workshop

12 October - 9:30 Tour and workshop

15 October - 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 Tour and workshop

16 October - 9:15 and 10:15 Story of Parliament

17 October - 9:15 Story of Parliament; 15:15 Tour and workshop

19 October - 9:15 Story of Parliament

22 - 26 October inclusive - various Story of Parliament's available - please telephone

29 - 31 October inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

 

November 2018

1 November - 9:30 People's Parliament; x2 15:00 Tour and workshop

5 November - various slots available - please telephone

6 November - 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 Tour and workshop; 14:15 People's Parliament

7 November - 9:15 Story of Parliament; 14:15 People's Parliament

8 November - 9:30 and x2 15:00 Tour and workshop; 9:30 and 14:00 People's Parliament

12 - 15 November inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

19 - 23 November inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

26 - 28 November inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

29 November - 11:00 People's Parliament; x2 15:00 Tour and workshop

 

December 2018

3 - 7 December inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

10 - 14 December inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

17 - 19 December inclusive - various slots available - please telephone

 

If your school requires a tour only you could contact your MP's office.

School resources and teacher training

Award-winning resources for teachers and educators

If you can’t fit in a visit to us, let Parliament come to you with a range of classroom resources for all ages. Order a loan box, use our interactive whiteboard resources or run a debate with our free packs.

Training and support for teachers and trainees

If you are new to citizenship teaching, or would like more support exploring Parliament and democracy with your students, check out our CPD opportunities.

Seasonal visits

A range of seasonal programmes run throughout the year exploring topical issues and historical subjects, with information regularly updated online or promoted through our newsletter. More details can be found on our school visits page.

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