Stormont Parliament Buildings
From Monday 4 July 2016 – Friday 2 September you can dine in the refined splendour of the Members’ Dining Rooms and savour morning coffee, lunch or traditional afternoon tea (booking is advisable 028 90521041) www.niassembly.gov.uk/visit-and-learning/members-dining-room/
During these dates tours starting on the hour are available between 11am and 3pm (please check www.niassembly.gov.uk for changes to tour times).
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 11am and 2pm.
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.
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.
While the Assembly is in session free public tours are available Monday - Friday at 11am and 2pm. During Easter, July, August and Halloween recess tours starting on the hour are available between 11am and 3pm (please check www.niassembly.gov.uk for changes to tour times).
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 028 9052 1802/1975 or e-mailing email@example.com
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 education.niassembly.gov.uk
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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.
This summer, Parliament Buildings will throw open the doors of the elegant Members’ Dining Room to the public.
From Monday 4 July - Friday 2 September you can dine in the refined splendour of the Members’ Dining Rooms and savour morning coffee, lunch or traditional afternoon tea while admiring the beautiful surroundings of the Stormont Estate .
Morning Tea and Coffee
10am – 11.30am
Choose from a delicious range of freshly baked scones served with jam and clotted cream or a selection of Danish and Pan au Chocolate pastries. It’s the perfect way to round off an early morning walk in the estate or as a prelude to one of our popular Parliament Buildings tours which during the summer will run on the hour every hour between 11am and 3pm.
We have sizzling starters, magnificent mains and devilishly delicious desserts. Choose one course or combine two for £14 or three for £17. We also have a healthy and freshly prepared Children’s menu for £5.00.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea and our traditional afternoon tea resplendent with a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, warmed scones with clotted cream and preserves and a variety of home-made cakes and pastries will create a perfect close to your day here.
All of our food is lovingly prepared by talented and award winning chefs who are committed to using only locally available fresh produce and ingredients.
Booking is advisable.
Members Dining Room July 2016 Menu's : July | August