In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, the Scottish Parliament building opened in 2004 and has since welcomed over 2 million visitors. Usually open from Monday to Saturday, visitors can join a free guided tour or see parliament in action, depending on which day you visit (booking essential). Discover the parliament through our exhibition, and enjoy our cafe and shop. A free creche is also available, Monday to Friday. We look forward to welcoming you to this 'landmark for 21st century democracy'
Visitors enter from the public entrance on Horse Wynd. The entrance is level with the street and signposted. The main door is automatic. Once inside you will be asked to pass through an airport-style security check. When you come into the building you can view the exhibition in the Main Hall, visit the café, shop or join a tour - depending on which day you visit. You can take the lift or stairs to Level 2 to visit the public gallery of the Debating Chamber. On business days you need to get a ticket from the Visitor Information Desk to visit the gallery.
Accessibility Guide Link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/visitandlearn/12518.aspx
Access Statement Link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/30314.aspx
Accessible toilet facilities are provided throughout the building. Staff will advise visitors of the nearest available facilities.
We have some BSL trained staff and all front of house staff have received some form of training on meeting the needs of disabled visitors to the building. Staff have attended a variety of courses to ensure that we provide an excellent service to all our visitors. These include Autism Awareness, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness and Communicating Effectively with Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors courses.
The venue says it has...
- Audio Described
- Accessible Format
- Audio Format
- Sign Language
- Dedicated Seating
- Easy Read
- IR Induction Loop
- Induction Loop
- Large Print
- Access Statement
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