There will be evening tours of the House of Parliament next month to mark 50 years since the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

The tours highlight the part played by LGBT people in Parliament as leaders, legislators, activists, lobbyists and monarchs. They explore the struggle for civil rights from universal condemnation and victimisation to the freedoms and rights enjoyed today.

The journey begins in Westminster Hall with tales of medieval kings before passing through St Stephen’s Hall and into Central Lobby. As the tour moves into the Lords Chamber and the Commons Chamber, narratives from sovereigns and members of both Houses are brought to life through the art and architecture of the Palace of Westminster.

These guided tours are designed for adults aged 18 and over. Throughout the evening, take the opportunity to purchase drinks from the bar and see the mighty Westminster Hall.

Tickets must be booked in advance. Each ticket includes a timed tour at regular intervals from 6pm.

For an event to mark a law passed in 1967, the tickets cost a very appropriate £19.67.

Bookings go on sale at 9am on Friday 29th Sept, and can be purchased online or by calling 020 7219 4114.

Rainbow illumination image by Kristina Kashtanova

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