Visiting

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.

Visiting & tours

Tours and visiting

UK residents can visit Parliament, including taking a tour of the Chambers or climbing the Clock Tower by contacting their MP

Attend debates & meetings

Visitors can watch debates from the public galleries and attend committee meetings when the Houses are sitting

Exhibitions & events

Exhibitions

A variety of exhibitions and events are hosted at Parliament throughout the year. Find out what’s on during your visit.

Online tours

Online tours

Not able to make it to Westminster? Parliament have developed virtual tours for you to explore some of its famous buildings and learn about the current work and history

Access & security

Online tours

Parliament is open and accessible to all visitors with disabilities. Find out more about access and our simple security guidelines to be followed before and during your visit.

Maps & directions

Lost in the wilds of Westminster? Find your bearings with our maps of the parliamentary estate and the surrounding area.

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Security information

To ensure that Parliament remains accessible to the public we have implemented some simple security guidelines. Please take note of them before and during your visit.

  • Searches, similar to those used in airports, will be conducted on entry.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off.
  • Cameras cannot be used, except in Westminster Hall.