School Visits

Every year MPs welcome hundreds of school students to Parliament, with tours taking place on 'sitting' days when Parliament is in session.

Scott always likes to meet schools from the constituency to talk about the politics and history of Westminster, the work of an MP and about local issues.

There are two types of tours - Members Tours and Education Tours.

Members Tours are organised through the local MP, who will liaise with the Tours office to book one with an official tour guide. Education Tours are arranged through Parliament's Education Service. The Education Service organise and conduct the tour which includes a visit to its new Education Centre which has interactive classes and tutorial sessions. These tours have limited availability, and if unsuccessful, you can still apply for a Members Tour.

Click here to find out more about Education Tours.

Members Tours are conducted by official tour guides, which will include Westminster Hall, St Stephens Hall, Central Lobby, Members Lobby, the House of Commons, Peers Lobby, the House of Lords, Prince's Chamber, the Royal Gallery, Sovereign's Entrance and the Robing Room. Due to time constraints, half-tours are also available which include everything listed except the House of Commons and Members Lobby.

Members Tours take place on the following days:

Monday : 9am - 12pm (Full Tour)

Tuesday : 9am - 9.55 am (Full Tour), 10am - 12pm (House of Lords only)

Wednesday : 9am - 9.55am (Full Tour), 10am - 12pm (House of Lords only)

Thursday : No Tours

Sitting Friday : 3.30pm - 5.15pm (Full Tour)

Please note that tours need to be booked months in advance. Parliament also offers travel subsidies to visiting schools, providing they have their tour with an official tour guide. The Tours Office will contact you about this after your tour has been confirmed through Scott's office.

If you would like to bring your school to Parliament for a tour, please get in touch via the Contact page. 

Visits to London can also take in nearby London sights such as Tate Britain, the National Gallery or the London Eye before heading home. There are often free educational exhibitions in Parliament too (details on www.parliament.uk).