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In the run up to the UK General Election on 8th June, The Houses of Parliament has announced free entry to all ‘young voters’ aged 18-24.

The aim of the initiative is to encourage young adults to register, vote and participate in the democratic process, and will allow them the chance to tour the historic chambers and lobbies of the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall. At the end of the tour, they will also be invited to make use of Parliament’s pop-up electoral registration centre, where staff will be on hand to assist in the registration process.

David Natzler, Clerk of the House of Commons said: “We are delighted to welcome 18-24 year olds on free tours of Parliament in the lead up to the General Election. We hope that young people from all over the UK will take this opportunity to visit Parliament and play their part in the democratic process as a result.”

Whilst paid tours usually take place at the sites year-round, eight additional tours have been scheduled on Mondays to Saturdays between the 11th and 20th of May and Wednesdays to Saturdays between the 25th May and 3rd June. A ticket is still required, and proof of age will be requested on entry. You can find out more about the tours and book tickets here.

In the past, Kids in Museums have examined how ticket pricing can be an important factor to family’s and young people’s participation. Click here to read more about the Family Ticketing project.

Becky MacNaughton, News Editor

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