Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament
London
Greater London
SW1A 0AA
England

Website

UK Parliament

www.parliament.uk

Education Service

www.parliament.uk/education

E-mail

House of Commons Information Office

hcinfo@parliament.uk

House of Lords Information Office

hlinfo@parliament.uk

Telephone

Education Service

020 7219 4496

House of Commons Information Office

020 7219 4272

House of Lords Information Office

020 7219 3107

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Houses of Parliament at dusk
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The Palace of Westminster is the home of the UK's Houses of Parliament , including the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Parliament is responsible for making and changing the laws of the United Kingdom and checking the work of the Government.

The palace is also home to centuries of history and tradition.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

Parliament is open to all members of the UK public and overseas visitors.

You can attend debates and watch committee hearings, tour the buildings or climb the famous Clock Tower and see Big Ben.

Go to www.parliament.uk/visiting to find out how to visit.

Parliament's Education Service also offers free workshops and tours for schools.

Visit www.parliament.uk/education to find out how to bring your school.

Admission charges

UK residents and overseas visitors may freely attend debates and committees in Parliament throughout the year.

Free tours of the Palace of Westminster taking in the House of Commons and House of Lords are also available to UK residents. They often require booking several months in advance.

Overseas visitors may tour the palace during the summer recess, when paid-for tickets are available.

Education workshops and tours are freely available. Visit the Education Service's website for more information on how to arrange a visit: www.parliament.uk/education

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Parliament's Education Service

http://www.parliament.uk/education/

Parliament's Education Service works with schools to support young people's understanding of Parliament and democracy.

The service offers a visits programme bringing students into Parliament, an outreach team training teachers around the UK and a website distributing a range of engaging resources for both teachers and students.

All our programmes and resources are designed to support the citizenship strand of the National Curriculum.

Publisher

  • Parliament's Education Service

How to obtain

All services and resources are freely available to UK schools.

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