Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for Northern Ireland established under the Belfast Agreement 1998 (Good Friday Agreement).

Built in 1921 at a cost of nearly £1.7 million, it was designed to house the newly formed Government of Northern Ireland and was officially opened on 16th November 1932 by the then Prince of Wales, on behalf of King George V.

You are welcome to come and visit Parliament Buildings Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00 to view the Great Hall or visit the gift and coffee shop.

Free guided tours are available during July, August, Easter and Halloween breaks operating on the hour between 10:00 and 15:00. Outside of these times, free guided tours are available Monday to Friday at 11:00 and 14:00 (please check for any changes to tour times). You can arrange a private tour of Parliament Buildings outside of the above mentioned times by contacting your local MLA.

Anyone who wishes to have a tour of Parliament Buildings and who requires assistance due to hearing or sight impairments can request that a sign language interpreter attends, ask for a braille tour script or for the provision of 'Hearing Helpers', however the Events Office will require advance notice and this can be done by telephone 028 905 21802 or by email

If you cannot make it to Parliament Buildings, we have created a virtual tour which you can watch here:

You can also find us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter @niassembly.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


Tours are free of charge.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

George Best Belfast City Airport Tourist Information Desk

Location / Directions

Located 5km from the City Hall.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Open Mondays
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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