Visiting Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is a world heritage site and a fantastic day out, for visitors to this country and those of us who live here.

Steve Brine can arrange for his constituents to visit the Houses of Parliament and the best thing is, it's pretty much all free!

There are many different ways you can experience Westminster ...

Prime Ministers' Questions - Steve receives just three confirmed pairs of tickets each calendar year and to ensure absolute fairness, he holds a ballot from all received entries.  Find out full details

Watch from the public gallery - We can arrange for constituents to watch proceedings in the House of Commons, House of Lords, Westminster Hall and numerous Committees.  Find out more here and contact Steve as below if you need further advice.

Tours of Parliament - Steve can arrange for you to take a guided tour, free of charge, when Parliament is sitting.  These must be arranged through your Member of Parliament.  We can also advise you how to visit during recess and on weekends although there is a charge for tours at those times. Tactile Tours for blind and visually impaired visitors can also be arranged. Find out more here

Check out our visitors gallery!

Big Ben and Elizabeth Tower - A tour will take you up the 334 stone spiral steps to the top of the 154 year old (recently renamed) Elizabeth Tower to hear Big Ben strike the hour.  Big Ben tours must be booked through your MP. Find out more about this but note, these tours are now suspended due to refurbishment and are scheduled to resume in 2021 once the work is complete.

School and college visits - Parliament's Education Service runs a year-round programme of school visits.  Steve Brine will often meet up with your group to hold a question and answer session with the school's MP as pictured.  These visits are booked direct with the Education Service but remember to request they get in touch with Steve's office if you want to meet up as they don't always ask!  Find out more about school and college tours

The Parliamentary Archives - The Parliamentary Archives Search Room is open to all members of the public for research purposes from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.  You can book direct with the Archive team if you need to visit. Find out more about how to do this

Please note: regrettably we cannot book tours of parliament and of the Elizabeth Tower on the same day as they are run by two operators with very different demand levels.

How to plan your visit ...

To make an inquiry about any or all of the above, please email Steve and we will be glad to help.

We hope you get to visit and enjoy your time in Westminster!

News

All Saints children visit MP in Parliament

The children of All Saints Church of England Primary School visited Steve Brine MP in the House of Commons today.

Pupils, staff and helpers made the trip from the Highcliffe based school to take a tour of Parliament and meet up with their local MP for a special Q&A session.

Steve Brine MP supports Lanterns in Parliament

Steve Brine met up with representatives from Lanterns in Parliament on Monday 11th March.

The Winchester MP has been supporting the Bereweeke nursery as they backed a campaign aimed at securing future funding for maintained nursery schools.

Silly Straw Saturday winners go to No 10

The winners of a local competition held to tackle the scourge of single-use plastics visited 10 Downing Street on Thursday 28th February after Final Straw Winchester teamed up with local MP Steve Brine.

Sparsholt College visit Parliament

Steve Brine welcomed a group of students from Sparsholt College to Parliament in February as they took advantage of Parliament’s Education Centre which teaches young people about how our democracy works.

Princes Mead children visit Parliament

Steve Brine joined a large group of children from Princes Mead School on Monday 4th February as they visited the Houses of Parliament.

Harestock children visit Parliament

Steve Brine welcomed a group of Year 6 children to Parliament on Tuesday 8th January.

They took a tour of Parliament, which including watching part of a debate on Brexit, before meeting their MP for a special Q&A session.

College students visit Parliament

A group of students from Peter Symonds College visited Parliament on Tuesday 27th November.

They took a tour of the Palace of Westminster and then met up with their MP, Steve Brine, for a Q&A session.

Kings’ school visit Parliament

Steve Brine met up with Year 7 students from Kings’ school on Monday 26th November as they visited the Houses of Parliament.

The group took in the tour alongside a film shown by Parliament’s Education Service, before they met up with their MP for a chat.