Opening Times

Monday to Saturday

10.00 to 5.00 (last entry 4.30)

The building is open earlier and later when Parliament is sitting.

Over the Christmas period and February recess the building will be closed to the public.

Due to an event on Saturday 7th September the Debating Chamber will be closed to visitors until 2:30pm

 

 

The Parliament has agreed the following parliamentary recess dates in 2019:


  • 30 June to 1 September 2019 (inclusive)
  • 12 to 27 October 2019 (inclusive)
  • 21 December 2019 to 5 January 2020 (inclusive)

The Parliament has agreed the following parliamentary recess dates in 2020:

  • 8 to 16 February 2020 (inclusive)
  • 4 to 19 April 2020 (inclusive)
  • 27 June to 30 August 2020 (inclusive)
  • 10 to 25 October 2020 (inclusive)
  • 24 December 2020 to 8 January 2021 (inclusive)

Accessibility

  • We have created two short videos to help you in your preparation for visiting the Scottish Parliament.

Contact Visitor Services

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

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.

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