About the Adventurer’s Tour
Please note that this visit is available to UK schools only
KS2 History, English
Explore the Palace of Westminster to find out how UK democracy has been shaped over time. Pupils will be set a secret mission to answer questions about how it all began, how issues in Parliament are debated and how the public can get their voices’ heard.
This mission is secret, so please tell your class as little as possible - all will be revealed on the day!
NB: Parliament is a working building and access to different parts of the Palace of Westminster, as part of your tour, will vary due to Parliamentary business.
Your visit might include:
Norman Porch, the Robing Room and/or The Royal Gallery
The House of Commons and/or House of Lords chambers
Central Lobby, at the ‘heart’ of the Houses of Parliament
St. Stephen’s Hall, the home of the original House of Commons
Westminster Hall, the last remaining part of the original Palace
NB: We will notify your school's constituency MP that you are coming to Parliament, but we do not arrange any meeting for this particular programme.
Visiting times and information
Open to: UK pupils, age 7-11 only (Year 3-6 England & Wales, P4-7 Northern Ireland and Primary 4-7 Scotland)
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Places per session: 32 (to include pupils and adults)
Dates: Every Monday between Monday 11 April-Monday 18 July 2016 (excluding Monday 2 May, Monday 9 May, Monday 16 May, Monday 23 May and Monday 30 May).
9:15-10:45, 10:15-11:45 and 11:00-12:30
Please ensure that you have the minimum adult:pupil ratio of 1:15 (age 7-11), for safe supervision around the estate.
Due to high demand for our programmes, we ask for a minimum group size of 5 pupils and no more than 2 accompanying adults.
However, we welcome pupils with special educational needs - please contact us to discuss your requirements.
How to book
Bookings for Adventurer’s Tours are taken through our telephone bookings days.
We are currently booking for:
- Summer term 2016 for visits between Monday 11 April-Wednesday 20 July 2016 (excluding Monday 2 May, Monday 9-Wednesday 11 May, Monday 16-Wednesday 18 May, Monday 23-Wednesday 25 May and Monday 30 May-Wednesday 8 June) are now fully booked
- On the day, please call 020 7219 4496. Lines open at 8:30am. Requests will only be taken via telephone, not email.
Before calling us on bookings day, please read our Information for bookings day.
Please note that Parliament's Education Service programmes are extremely popular and fill up quickly.
Information to help you plan a safe visit
Map of the Parliamentary estate