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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 email  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. There should be 18-36 people in the group (including adults).

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 at least seven 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.

Autumn Term 2019

October 2019 

23 October
Tour and workshop: 15:15

24 October
People's Parliament: 9:30
Tour and workshop: 10:00

25 October
Story of Parliament: 9:15
Tour and workshop: 9:30, 11:00 (x2), 13:30

29 October
Story of Parliament: 15:30


November 2019

4 November
Tour and workshop: 15:15 (x2)

15 November
Story of Parliament: 9:15


December 2019

10 December
Tour and workshop: 13:45

13 December
Tour and workshop: 15:00

19 December
Home Education Day: 2 spaces available at 14:00

20 December
Story of Parliament: 9:15, 15:15
Tour and workshop: 14:45, 15:00


Spring Term 2020

Online applications for Spring Term 2020 are now closed. After applicants have been allocated their slots all remaining available dates and times will be published on this page.


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

School resources and teacher training

Award-winning resources for teachers and educators

If you can’t fit in a visit to us, let the UK Parliament come to you with a range of classroom resources for all ages! Order a loan box, use our free teaching 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 the UK 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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