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Ways to visit

There are a number of ways UK residents and overseas visitors can visit the Houses of Parliament including taking tours and watching debates and committees.

Watching debates and committees

Visitors to Parliament can watch debates and committee hearings taking place in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

School visits
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Parliament's Education Service runs a year-round programme of school visits, which may include a question and answer session with the school's MP.

Visiting the Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives, which hold millions of records from both Houses and other historical material, are open to everyone by appointment for research purposes.

Attending private events
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All non-essential visits have been stopped until further notice.

Book tickets online

Alternatively, for phone bookings please call +44 (0)20 7219 4114, every day between 9am and 8pm.

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