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UK residents and overseas visitors are welcome to watch debates in both Houses from the public galleries. Watching debates in Parliament is free of charge for all visitors.
The galleries are open to the public from Monday to Thursday (and some Fridays). Times differ throughout the week and for each House.
Tickets are not required for general debates. Tickets are required for Prime Minister's Questions and you can request tickets in advance for Ministerial Question Time.
On most days you can just turn up and wait for entry to either Chamber on the day. There is usually a queue for the public galleries, and the Visitor Assistants will be able to inform you of how long your wait is likely to be.
Visitors wishing to watch debates should enter via the Cromwell Green entrance.
House of Commons debates also take place in the Grand Committee Room just off Westminster Hall. These are known as Westminster Hall debates and visitors are welcome to attend.
NB: Please note that all finishing times are approximate. These times do not apply during recess, when neither House is sitting.
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