London, United Kingdom
March 31, 2005
Most public tours run on the hour, departing from the ground-floor foyer of the Parliament House at the following times: Weekdays from 10am to 4pm (the last tour departs at 4pm), Saturday from 10am to 3pm, and Sunday from 12 to 3pm. It is free and well worth your time.
You will see parliament and legislation chambers, the Grand Hall, the Maori Affairs Room, and more. The guides are great and tell some amazing stories of events that occurred here, as well as behind-the-scenes info that the public rarely hears. Another interesting fact you will learn about is the foundation of the building and its state-of-the-art earthquake shock absorbers, which are a New Zealand invention apparently.
From journal Wellington