Stormont Parliament Buildings
Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland. There are several ways you can visit Parliament Buildings. Open to the public between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday, you can see first-hand the building and beautiful surroundings of the Stormont Estate. While the Assembly is in session free public tours are available Monday - Friday at 10am and 3pm.
Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland. Open to the public between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, you can see first-hand the building and beautiful surroundings of the Stormont Estate. There is no charge for visiting Parliament Buildings. When you arrive you will be asked to go through a security check.
There are several ways you can visit Parliament Buildings. While the Assembly is in session free public tours are available Monday - Friday at 10am and 3pm, whilst during July, August, Halloween and Easter recess tours starting on the hour are available between 10am and 3pm. Tours last 30–45 minutes and allow guests to view the magnificent surroundings of the Great Hall, the historic Senate Chamber and sit in the MLAs seats in the Assembly Chamber. The tours provide information on Parliament Buildings, past and present as well as about the architecture of the building and Stormont Estate.
Tours outside of these times as well as certain functions can be arranged by contacting a MLA. More information about how to do this can be found on the Events page on The Northern Ireland Assembly website or you can contact the Events Office on +44 (028) 9052 1802/1975 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also come to Parliament Buildings to watch the Assembly Members debate issues in the Assembly Chamber on Monday from 12 noon and Tuesday from 10.30am or view a Committee meeting taking place on Wednesdays or Thursdays. For more information relating to the work of the Assembly including the issues discussed during the Committees please view The Northern Ireland Assembly website.
The Education Service also provides a range of tailored programmes for groups of school or university students Monday to Friday. If you wish to find out more information about this service please follow this link http://education.niassembly.gov.uk/.
Directions to Stormont Parliament Buildings
Parliament Buildings is situated on the Stormont Estate which is on the east side of Belfast, on the Upper Newtownards Road (A20). When travelling out of Belfast along the Upper Newtownards Road, the large entrance to the Estate can be seen on the left hand side of the road, approximately 5 miles from the city centre. Access - Pedestrians: The estate is open to pedestrians via the gates on the Upper Newtownards Road and Massey Avenue. Bus Services: Metro bus services 20a and 23 leave at regular intervals from Donegal Square West beside Belfast City Hall. On arrival at Stormont Estate, buses stop at the Massey Avenue gates and beside the Carson Statue roundabout. The sightseeing 'hop on-off' buses which leave from the City Centre also drive through the Stormont Estate allowing guests to visit Parliament Buildings. Car Parking: If you wish to visit Parliament Buildings by car, there is a Visitors’ Car Park to the right hand side of the building (as you look at it) which visitors can use. Parking on a Monday and Tuesday in particular are very busy, so guests may be expected to park on the roads around Parliament Building.