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					Opening times:

Weekdays
   Business days (normally Tuesday-Thursday)
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   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)
sp.bookings@scottish.parliament.uk                                                                  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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