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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.


August 2018

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


September 2018

4 September - 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 10:45, 12:15, 14:15 People's Parliament; 2 x 9:30, 10:00, 2 x 11:15, 2 x 11:45, 12:45, 2 x 13:45, 14:15, 14:30 2 x 15:15 Tour & Workshop 

5 September - All slots available, please telephone.

6 September - 9:30, 12:30, 14:00, People's Parliament; 9:30, 2 x 10:00, 10:30, 2 x 11:30, 12:00, 2 x 13:00, 14:30, 2 x 15:00 Tour and Workshop


October 2018

22 October - 10:15 Story of Parliament

26 October - 10:15 Story of Parliament

30 October - 09:15 Story of Parliament


December 2018

7 December - 9:15 Story of Parliament

10 December  - 9:15 Story of Parliament

11 December - 9:15 Story of Parliament

12 December - 9:15 Story of Parliament

14 December - 9:15 Story of Parliament

17 December - 9:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 Tour and Workshop

18 December - 9:15, 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 10:45, 12:15 People's Parliament; 9:30, 15:15 Tour and Workshop

19 December - 10:15, 11:00 Story of Parliament; 12:15, 14:15 People's Parliament; 2 x 9:30 Tour and Workshop


Call one of the team on 020 7219 4496 to book any of our available slots. 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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