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.

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:


+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.​​

Observing a plenary session

You are welcome to follow all plenary sessions from the gallery. The gallery opens 15 minutes before the plenary session begins (entrance B). The entrance is accessible. Please note that all visitors must go through a security check. It is not allowed to bring drinking bottles or food to the gallery. 

Please note that it is not allowed​​ wear studded shoes inside Parliament ​due to sensitive floor surfaces.​​

Parliament assembles to plenary session at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 4 p.m. on Thursdays and at 1 p.m. on Fridays. Thursdays' plenary sessions begin with Question Time. ​​

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