Booking your visit

Students on a visit of Parliament in the ancient Westminster Hall.

Call 020 7219 4496 to book a school visit to Parliament. Our dedicated telephone booking line is open between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Availability and booking dates

Visit availability advice and booking line opening dates are regularly updated here. Please note visits to Parliament are open to UK schools only.

Call 020 7219 4496 to book a visit.


Visit Parliament programme

Visits available year-round, for KS2 - KS5.

  • January - April 2012: fully booked
  • May - July 2012: fully booked
  • September - December 2012: booking lines open on 16 May at 8:30am

More about the programme: Visit Parliament


Discover Parliament

Discover Parliament provides a wide choice of experiences for KS5 students at the start of the academic year.

Booking details for the 2012 programme will be published here as soon as they are available.

More about the programme: Discover Parliament


Political Speed Dating

Political Speed Dating is an opportunity for KS5 students to meet and question key political figures.

Dates: 10 May

80 places are available for each session.

Schools wishing to book places should call the booking line.

More about the programme: Political Speed Dating


Select Committee Experience

The Select Committee Experience enables key stage 5 students to explore the role of select committees in the setting of the Grand Committee Room.

Dates: Fridays, from spring 2012

Places are limited to 60 per session. 

To book, please call the booking line.

More about the programme: Select Committee Experience 


Student Parliament programme

Student debates take place in the grand setting of a parliamentary committee room, using either House of Lords or House of Commons rules and conventions.

  • 20 January - year 10 (House of Lords rules) *Fully booked
  • 24 February - year 9 (House of Lords rules) *Fully booked
  • 16 March - year 8 (House of Lords rules) 

Find out more about the programme: Student Parliament


Seasonal workshops

Two programmes are currently available in 2012.

To Kill a King (KS3)

Available: 17-19 April 2012

Booking: Fill in the enquiry form and your booking will be handled by Historic Royal Palaces.

A Tale of Two Votes (year six) *Fully booked

About the sessions: Seasonal workshops 


Preparing for your visit

Please download the documents below on preparing for your visit to Parliament. Take time to read them before your visit.

If you have any problem downloading these documents please contact us and we can post hard copies or email them to you as Word documents.


Booking and enquiries

Education Service
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
020 7219 4496

Updates for teachers

Award-winning school visits

Our visit programmes are designed to support citizenship education, political literacy and the national curricula across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2010