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Short notice visits

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

Short notice visits

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.


Autumn term 2018



18 December: 11:00 Story of Parliament


Spring Term 2019


3 January: Various slots available

4 January - 9:15, 14:15 Story of Parliament; 9:30 (x2), 10:00 (x2), 13:30, 14:00 (x2), 14:45 Tour and workshop; 12:30 Select Committee Experience.

7 January: 9:15 Story of Parliament; 14:15, 14:30, 15:15 Tour and workshop

15 January: 11:15 Tour and workshop; 15:15 Tour and workshop

22 January: 9:15 Story of Parliament



18 February: 10:15, 14:00 Story of Parliament

19 February: 11:45, 14:00 Story of Parliament

20 February: 13:15, 14:00 Story of Parliament

21 February: 10:15, 12:30, 13:15, 14:00 Story of Parliament

22 February: 10:15, 14:00 Story of Parliament

27 February: 15:15 Tour and workshop



4 March: 14:15 People's Parliament; 15:15 (x2) Parliament in Focus: Question Time (Commons)

11 March: 15:15 (x2) Parliament in Focus: Question Time (Lords) 



4 April: 9:30 People's Parliament


Please keep an eye on this page for any cancellations. 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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