Speaker’s House State Apartments Tour

Speaker’s House State Apartments Tour

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For the first time ever Parliament’s State Apartments inside Speaker’s House are to be opened to the public in a short series of guided tours

Date/Time: Tuesday, 11th October 2022 at 15:00

Location: Palace of Westminster, Cromwell Green, London, SW1A 0AA

Price: £19 per person (retiree and guest £38)

Event Organiser: Derrick Daines

During this fully guided tour you will discover the history and traditions of the role of the Speaker and see the magnificent artworks on display.

The role of the Speaker has existed since at least 1377 and has a long history of evolving responsibilities and traditions. The Speaker’s role today is to chair debates in the House of Commons Chamber, but he also represents the House of Commons on a national and international level.

This fully accessible tour includes the Grand Staircase, the Crimson Drawing Room, the State Dining Room, and the State Bedroom. There will also be a display of items from Parliament’s Heritage Collections and the Parliamentary Archives marking 30 years since Betty Boothroyd became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons in 1992.

We have secured 30 tickets covering two tours. The first tour starts at 15:00 and the second at 15:30. Each tour lasts for 75 minutes. If you are successful you will be assigned tickets on one of these tours. First come, first served as usual.

This is a book online and pay online event only, due to the short notice.

The Event Organiser will send you an email with instructions for payment, including our bank details and the payment reference to use (after receipt of your booking). Payment is required within 72 hours of this email being sent.

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