Public talks and events

Visitors are welcome to attend any of these occasional or one-off talks and events at Westminster. Covering a broad range of topics, many are free but advance booking is usually required.

Open House London 2019

Portcullis House atrium
21 Sep 2019, 10:00 - 16:30

Portcullis House,
Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW

See inside Portcullis House as part of Open House London. Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.

Emerge Festival – ‘It Starts With You’ event

It Starts With You image
28 Sep 2019, 18:00 - 22:00

Palace of Westminster,
London SW1A 0AA

UK Parliament is one of the venues for the first Emerge Festival. Book Emerge tickets in advance.

Enabling growth through learning

UK Parliament Week signs
4 Nov 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Restoring the Palace of Westminster

UK Parliament Week signs
4 Nov 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

The House of Lords: what the data tells us

UK Parliament Week signs
4 Nov 2019, 15:00 - 16:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

The Newport Rising: Chartist trials and petitioning Parliament

UK Parliament Week signs
4 Nov 2019, 17:30 - 19:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Behind the scenes: Encaustic Tiles and the Westminster Hall Conservation Projects

UK Parliament Week signs
5 Nov 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Big Ben: ticking through time

UK Parliament Week signs
5 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

The inside story: books, briefings and behind the scenes at the Lords Library

UK Parliament Week signs
5 Nov 2019, 17:00 - 18:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Parliaments and populism

UK Parliament Week signs
5 Nov 2019, 19:00 - 21:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Hansard: past to present

UK Parliament Week signs
6 Nov 2019, 10:00 - 11:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Information matters: respecting and protecting your rights

UK Parliament Week signs
6 Nov 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Insights from the UK Parliament Visitor Services team

UK Parliament Week signs
6 Nov 2019, 15:00 - 16:00

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Intersectionality in the workplace: ParliREACH Intersectionality Forum

parliament week talk, 2019
6 Nov 2019, 17:30 - 19:30

Jubilee Room off Westminster Hall,
London SW1A 0AA

Visitors are welcome to attend this special talk during UK Parliament Week.

Visit Parliament

Visitors on an audiot tour in the Commons Chamber image by Roger Harris

UK Parliament is open for visitors to take a tour, attend debates or watch committee hearings inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings.

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