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Visiting Parli​ament

Normally you can visit the Parliament House by booking a free ​guided tour. The plenary sessions, Visitor's Centre (entrance F), and Library of Parliament (entrance C) are also open for public.

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guided tours in the Parliament House have been temporarily cancelled. Also, the plenary sessions and Visitor’s Centre are closed for now.

Library of Parliament is open on weekdays from 9 am to 18 pm. See Library of Parliament website​ for more information.​

We offer options for virtual visiting also during the COVID-19 restrictions. See below for further information. 

Book a guided virtual tour

Though guided tours in the Parliament House are temporarily unavailable, you can book a guided virtual tour for your group. Guided virtual tours are arranged on Microsoft Teams. You can access the tour via web browser or Microsoft Teams Apps (Desktop or Mobile).

The guided virtual tour takes about 45 minutes. The tour will introduce the Parliament and its key functions. The focus is especially on the work of MPs and the basics of the Legislative process. Also, some of the key attractions of the Parliament House are introduced with videos.

To guarantee a smooth connection on guided virtual tours, the number of participants with their own devices is limited to 25. If a group follows the tour together on a single device, then more than 25 persons can take part.

Guided virtual tours are arranged only during office hours.   

Bookings and further information:

oppaat(at)eduskunta.fi

+358 9 432 2027 (on weekdays from 9 am to 11.30 am)

Visit the parliament virtually on 3D-tour

To protect the Parliament's work during the pandemic, all guided tours in the Parliament House have been cancelled for now.

You can visit the most important rooms of the Parliament House on a virtual 3D-tour. Click here to start the tour.

All guided tours in May are reserved for school visitors only 

Parliament supports the teaching of democratic processes in schools by reserving all of May for school excursions exclusively. Bookings in May require a password that teachers and school personnel can request using their work email at oppaat(at)eduskunta.fi. ​

Observing a plenary session

The public has the opportunity to observe all plenary sessions from the gallery. However, because of precautionary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery is currently closed for public.​​

Instructions for visiting Parliament

Parliament does not provide parking for visitors. Paid parking by the City of Helsinki and private parking buildings can be found nearby.

Visitor entrance is in the North East corner of the building on Mannerheimintie side Accessible map of parliament house