Opening Times

Public entrance to Parliament buildingThe Scottish Parliament is usually open to visitors Monday to Saturday. The exceptions are the Christmas period and February recess when the building will be closed to the public.




Building closed on 5 May 2016 until 11:15

The building will be closed to the public until 11:15 on Thursday 5 may for staff training


Building closed on 23 May 2016 until 10:30

The building will be closed to the public until 10:30 on Monday 23 May for staff training

Monday, Friday, Saturday and on Public Holidays

10.00 to 5.00 (last entry 4.30)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

09.00 to 6.30 (last entry 6.00)

When Parliament is in recess (excluding February recess and the Christmas period when the building will be closed to the public) the building will be open 10.00 to 5.00 (last entry 4.30) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Recess dates are below.

Dissolution

The Scottish Parliament is in dissolution from Thursday 24 March 2016. This means there are no MSPs and no parliamentary business will take place until after the election on Thursday 5 May 2016. For further information, please see our Election 2016 page.

Accessibility

Contact Visitor Services

For information about visiting, tours and booking tickets for debates email visit@scottish.parliament.uk

0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600

Shop

  • Exclusive gifts
  • Official Scottish Parliament Tartan
  • Scottish crafts 

Café

  • Informal Café atmosphere
  • Accessible facilities
  • Family-friendly

Alterations to Opening Times

Opening hours, guided tours, availability of exhibitions and access to certain parts of the building may be altered at short notice due to Parliamentary business.

Code of Conduct