Building closed on 5 May 2016 until 11.15
The building will be closed to the public until 11.15am 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 10.30am on Monday 23 May for staff training
The Scottish Parliament is in dissolution from Thursday 24 March 2016, which 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.
You are, however, welcome to visit the Scottish Parliament building and explore the visitor areas of the building in a self-guided visit or join one of our guided tours. For details on visiting the Scottish Parliament, please see information below.
All visits and guided tours of the Scottish Parliament are free of charge.
Discover the visitor areas of the Scottish Parliament, including the Debating Chamber, 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday. Spend as long as you like, a brief visit may take 30 minutes. No booking is required.
Explore the Scottish Parliament further with our 1 hour general tour. Our guides will take you through the architecture of the award-winning Scottish Parliament building and the Parliament’s history and work. Advance booking is advised.
Discover more about the inspiration behind the design of the building which led to the creation of an open, accessible and award-winning Parliament. Part of The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 and available one weekend only!
Discover the Scottish Parliament Art Collection in this 1 hour tour featuring some of its paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. Advance booking is advised.
Woven together on this 1 hour storytelling tour are a series of specially selected events, legends and facts from Scotland’s history covering the 9th to the 21st century! Advance booking is advised.
The Parliament’s links to Scottish writing and language are explored in this 1 hour tour – includes a visit to the book collection of former First Minister Donald Dewar. Advance booking is advised.
Policies and procedures for requesting a guided tour and how we will use your data.
Contact Visitor Services
About visiting, booking tours and tickets for parliament sessions email firstname.lastname@example.org
0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800092 7600
- Exclusive gifts
- Official Scottish Parliament Tartan
- Scottish crafts
- Informal Café atmosphere
- Accessible facilities
- Family friendly