Houses of Parliament
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.
The UK Parliament is open to visitors year round, Monday to Saturday, to attend debates and committee hearings or to take a tour of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.
Go to www.parliament.uk/visit to find out how to visit.
Parliament's Education Service also offers free workshops and tours for schools.
Go to www.parliament.uk/education to find out how to bring your school.
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.
UK residents and overseas visitors can purchase tickets for tours every Saturday and on most weekdays during parliamentary recesses.
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
Parliament and the First World War
Parliament is commemorating the centenary of the First World War. ‘Parliament and the First World War’ is a new hub webpage where you can find all our historical and educational resources, and discover more about the history of the War through our Works of Art, Archives and other Parliamentary collections.
You can also find all the latest news and events surrounding the centenary in the House of Commons and House of Lords, and explore our collection of videos about Parliament and the War.
Find ‘Parliament and the First World War’ at www.parliament.uk/ww1
Follow us on Twitter: @ParliamentWW1
Parliament's Education Service
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.
- Parliament's Education Service
How to obtain
All services and resources are freely available to UK schools.
Houses of Parliament