About our Parliament

Visiting and tours

Visit Parliament to discover our buildings and heritage, to see what happens when the House sits, and to learn about New Zealand's democratic processes. Whether you visit us in person in Wellington or take a virtual tour, you can visit Parliament for free.

  • Visitor Centre

    Main entrance to Parliament.

    Main entrance to Parliament.

    Parliament's Visitor Centre is in the ground floor foyer of the Beehive (also known as the Executive Wing). To find us, come in through Parliament's main entrance between the Beehive and the steps of Parliament House, and follow the signs. Visitor Centre

  • Tours and educational visits

    Guided tour group in the internal courtyard Galleria of Parliament House.

    Guided tour group in the internal courtyard Galleria of Parliament House.

    Free, daily, one-hour guided tours of Parliament begin on the hour at the Visitor Centre in the foyer of the Beehive (Executive Wing). Take a tour with one of our trained guides to visit key parts of Parliament's buildings and learn about our parliamentary processes. To arrange an educational visit for students, contact our Education Services. Tours and educational visits

  • Find us

    Statue of Richard John Seddon with his right arm raised. Photo: Ross Becker.

    Statue of Richard John Seddon with his right arm raised. Photo: Ross Becker.

    Parliament Buildings are in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Here's how to find us if you are travelling by plane, train, car, bus, or on foot. Find us

  • Access

    Visitors receiving the appropriate security clearance on entering the Visitor Centre. Photo: Ross Becker.

    Visitors receiving the appropriate security clearance on entering the Visitor Centre. Photo: Ross Becker.

    Find out when the public can visit Parliament, what facilities there are for visitors with disabilities, and about our security procedures for visitors. Access

  • Virtual tour

    Explore Parliament Buildings with our interactive virtual tour. Navigate around Parliament’s buildings, and learn about aspects of the building’s functions and history.  Use your mouse to move around and between rooms. Virtual tour

  • Festival of Parliament

    The Festival of Parliament is on from 27 July to 5 August and features a range of events for the public to explore and find out more about Parliament. For more information about the events and bookings, visit us at www.festivalparliament.nz Festival of Parliament