Opening times: Weekdays Business days (normally Tuesday-Thursday) Fàilte All year 09.00 to 18.30 Non-business days (normally Mondays and Fridays and all weekdays when Parliament is in recess) Welcome to the April to September 10.00 to 17.30 October to March 10.00 to 16.00 Saturday and public holidays Scottish Parliament All year 11.00 to 17.30 Closed on Sunday Last admission: 30 minutes before closing. You can contact us or check our website for > current sitting weeks/recess dates > up-to-date information on days when we are closed > details of when our visitor services are changed due to our major events programme. Please note that we are a working Parliament. All visit arrangements are subject to parliamentary business which may change at short notice. How to find us We advise visitors to use public transport to access the Scottish Parliament where possible. Lothian Our Dynamic Earth Buses 35 and 36 stop at Holyrood. We are a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Details of local public transport can be obtained from The nearest public car park is St John’s Hill. Some parking spaces are reserved for disabled people on Horse Wynd. Coaches may drop off and pick up at Our Dynamic Earth – coach parking is at Regent Road. For further information, please contact us before visiting on: 0131 348 5200 RR Donnelley B57796 10-08 0131 558 7676 (textphone) 0131 348 5601 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org Scotland’s “Landmark for 21st century democracy” www.scottish.parliament.uk You are welcome to visit the Scottish Parliament to Planning your visit If you decide to visit, please think about what you would like to find out about what we do or to explore our building. see and do as not all services are available every day: Access to the building is free. > If it is important for you to see Parliament at work, you will want to visit on a business day when you can go to the public All visitors are asked to go through a security check galleries to see a committee meeting or a meeting of the full on arrival. Parliament in progress. > If you want to see the building and learn more about the Shop Parliament in general, you might prefer a visit on a non-business Selling a selection of gifts ranging from uniquely-branded day when you can explore at your leisure or enjoy a guided souvenirs to Scottish jewellery and crafts, and a wide selection tour with a professional tour guide. Booking in advance for of books. tours is essential. Café You can check current sitting weeks/recess dates on our website Offering hot and cold drinks, baking, soup and sandwiches. to find out whether you will be visiting on a business or non-business day. Crèche Free facility for babies and children up to 5 years old. Guided tours Available Monday to Friday; pre-booking advised. We offer a guided tours service, with professional tour guides. The public tours run on non-business days (i.e. Saturdays; Baby changing/feeding facilities Mondays and Fridays when Parliament is sitting; all weekdays when Parliament is in recess). The tours run regularly Exhibition between: An illustrated guide to who’s who and what’s what in the > 11.20 – 16.00 (Saturday and public holidays) Scottish Parliament for you to browse at your leisure. > 10.20 – 14.40 (weekdays 1 October to 31 March) Information leaflets > 10.20 – 16.00 (weekdays 1 April to 30 September) Including a map and guide to the building; an outside, self-guided This popular walking tour lasts 1 hour and takes you through the tour; how the Parliament works; how to get involved. building and usually on to the floor of the Chamber to see Tickets to see Parliament in action where the MSPs meet to debate and decide on the issues that On business days, you can arrange to watch a committee or a matter to the people of Scotland. The tour includes the Garden full meeting of the Parliament. Booking in advance for gallery Lobby and a committee room. tickets is advised, and is essential for First Minister’s Question You are advised that the tour will involve long periods of standing Time and some debates. and that stair climbing is required – please ask for details of Holyrood has been designed with disability access issues fully in available assistance. mind. For more information about our access services or if you Booking in advance is essential. There is a charge for the guided have any specific requirements, please contact us. tours to cover the cost of the professional tour guides: • Adults: £6.00 • Concessions: £3.60 Please ask for details of our discount rates.
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