About Chance's Story: The Rebuilding of Parliament tour and workshop
Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only
This programme starts with a tour of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament is a working building and access to different parts of the Palace of Westminster, as part of your tour, will vary due to Parliamentary business.
Chance the dog, mascot of the fire brigade, tells the story of the night in 1834 when the Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire. Discover who won the competition to design and rebuild the new Houses of Parliament, explore this iconic building and its decorative interior and be inspired to create your own Parliament tile design.
We will inform your school's constituency MP of your visit and invite them along to meet your pupils. This will be subject to the MP’s availability in Westminster at the time of your visit.
How to book
Open to: UK pupils only up to a group size of 32, including adults and students.
Parliament's Education Team reserves the right to cancel visits at short notice due to changes in Parliamentary Business. On the rare occasions where this is necessary, we will offer to re-book your visit.
You can check what availability we have on our Short Notice Bookings page.
Have a look at our school visit FAQs for more information.
We welcome visits from groups with SEND, including groups from Pupil Referral Units. Please contact our team to discuss your specific requirements and adaptations you may need. We also have an SEND Quiet Day once a term for SEND school groups. Parliament has a hoist toilet, please let us know in advance if you would require access to this.
If you think your pupils may be anxious about their visit, you can go through the visit with them before the trip, in class, with our downloadable visit story.
Information to help you plan a safe visit
Map of the Parliamentary estate
Tours with workshop FAQs