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Mini Tour of the Parliamentary Archives
As the Parliamentary Archives celebrates its 70th anniversary, this is a rare opportunity for members of the public to visit the Victoria Tower where the records of Parliament are kept. The 30-minute tour, for which there is no charge, comprises a visit to the Well area inside the Tower, the Original Act Room containing the Acts of Parliament since 1497 and a brief talk about our history and current work.
Please note the following:
if the tour does not reach the minimum number required we reserve the right to cancel the tour;
block bookings are not possible and must be made on an individual basis with the name of the attendee specified;
these tours provide access to the Parliamentary Archives only, and it will not be possible to see any of the rest of the Houses of Parliament
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ENTRY
For security reasons all attendees must carry photographic ID (e.g. passport, driving licence) otherwise admittance will be refused.
Visitors have to queue to go through security searches on entrance to the Palace of Westminster. We therefore advise arriving 10 minutes early to ensure the tour can commence at the agreed time.
IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES
Visits will normally involve the use of two or three lifts. Please let us know in advance if this is likely to cause a problem for you. All visitors must be physically capable of ascending and descending spiral staircase steps independently (unsupported by walking aids). This is an essential requirement to enable evacuation in the event of a fire alarm or an emergency. Sensible footwear must be worn; flat shoes are advised due to the nature of the flooring in some areas of the Victoria Tower. For safety and security reasons, whilst on the premises, visitors must follow any instructions given by Parliamentary Archives or security staff. Our staff reserve the right to refuse access to the Victoria Tower at any point if it is felt that the health and safety of the visitor or other members of the public would be compromised.
By submitting this ticket request you are agreeing to the following statement: I confirm that I have read and understood the notes on visits to the Parliamentary Archives. I understand that Parliamentary Archives staff reserve the right to refuse access to the Victoria Tower at any time.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please print and bring your ticket to the event.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email us email@example.com
The information provided on this form will be processed by the Houses of Parliament for the purpose of ensuring all visitors are aware of the Health & Safety risks involved in visiting the Victoria Tower. It will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Clerk of the House, for the House of Commons, and the Clerk of the Parliaments, for the House of Lords, are the respective data controllers for the purposes of the Act. If you have any queries or concerns about the collection and use of this information please contact the Parliamentary Archives at firstname.lastname@example.org . General information about your Data Protection rights can be sought from the Data Protection Officers of both Houses (House of Commons tel. 020 7219 8805 or House of Lords tel. 020 7219 0100) or from the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk, tel. 08456 30 60 60.
Unless advised otherwise by security staff, entry will be via Black Rod's Garden Entrance (no. 11 on the map at: https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/directions). When all attendees have assembled the group will be escorted to the Archives.
Parliamentary Archives London SW1A 0PW