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30 May 2008
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Visit Parliament this Queen’s Birthday weekend

Hourly tours of Parliament take you through the House of Representatives, Select Committee processes, Parliament Buildings and its artworks. The Debating Chamber is available during restricted times from the 30th May due to Buildings maintenance. You can contact the Visitor Centre on the day of your visit to find out more about these restrictions.

We are open daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, 2nd January, Waitangi Day and Good Friday.

Queens Birthday tour times are:

First public tour departs Last public tour departs
Saturday 31st May* 10am 3pm
Sunday 1st June 11am 3pm
Monday 2nd June 10am 3pm
Usual hourly times resume from Tuesday 3rd June 10am 4pm

*Extra tours will be held at 11.30am and 1.30pm on Saturday to coincide with Tribute 08 celebrations.

After your tour, you can buy a memento of your visit at the parliament shop or you can relax and watch DVDs about different aspects of Parliament. Listen to historic speeches and view images of Parliament over the years at our audio visual display, or chat with Tour Guides about any aspect of the tour or Parliament in general.

Restroom facilities and cold drinking water are available in the Visitor Centre. Maps of Wellington and information about other attractions are also on hand.

If you can’t visit us in person check out the virtual tour on this website.

Visit the virtual tour page.