The Houses of Parliament have developed audio tours that help bring to life the history, architecture and artworks of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. These are offered as an alternative to the established guided tours and some of the highlights include the Queen’s Robing Room, the Royal Gallery, Lords Chambers, Central Lobby, Members’ Lobby, Commons Chambers and Westminster Hall. Visitor Assistants are on hand all along the tour route to answer questions.
The family version of the audio tour, which is aimed at children aged 7 to 12, is available in English. A normal audio tour is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin.
The commentary for the family version is extremely engaging and is set in the style of a ‘live’ news broadcast with reporters that travel through time and ‘report from the scene’ on stories that are connected to the Houses of Parliament.
For visitors who may be deaf or have a loss of hearing, there is a screen-based version of the audio tour on offer in British Sign Language. The exciting and educational tour that helps you to learn how Parliament came about is for everyone.
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