Parliament building offers new tour

PORTCULLIS House, home of the House of Commons’ contemporary art collection, is the subject of a new 75-minute tour, which will take place two days a week beginning next month.

The only new building commissioned by Parliament since the Palace of Westminster in the 19th century, Portcullis House was designed by leading British architect Michael Hopkins and opened by the Queen in 2001.
The ‘Art and Architecture’ tour will focus both on the building’s Victorian Gothic-style architecture (including its 14 striking bronze ‘chimneys’, which are actually energy-saving air ducts) and some of the highlights of its art collection, which includes portraits and photographs of parliamentarians in a diverse selection of styles and approaches by leading UKbased artists.
Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

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