All visits and guided tours of the Scottish Parliament are free of charge.
Please see here for further information on tours accessibility,
Discover the visitor areas of the Scottish Parliament 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday. Spend as long as you like, a brief visit may take 30 minutes. No booking is required.
A Parliament for the People is a new exhibition which will introduce you to the role of the Scottish Parliament and give you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s fascinating parliamentary history.
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.
Discover the Scottish Parliament Art Collection in this 1 hour tour featuring some of its paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. 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.
Filming and Photography
Audio and video recording routinely take place in the Scottish Parliament building and surrounding areas. Your image or voice may be captured while you are here.
We handle all personal information in line with Data Protection Law (GDPR from May 2018). Privacy Notices which provide more information are available from the Data Protection pages of this site.
Contact Visitor Services
About visiting, booking tours and tickets for parliament sessions email email@example.com
0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800092 7600
- Exclusive gifts
- Official Scottish Parliament Tartan
- Scottish crafts
- Informal Café atmosphere
- Accessible facilities
- Family friendly