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.
Christmas and New Year Closure
The building will be closed from 22 December and re-open on 6 January
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)
- Exclusive gifts
- Official Scottish Parliament Tartan
- Scottish crafts
- Informal Café atmosphere
- Accessible facilities
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.