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Experience Democracy in Action
Transparency is at the heart of the Senedd
Take your seat in the public viewing gallery and watch democracy in action. All 60 Members of the Senedd meet in the Chamber for the Plenary meeting every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon (during school term-time). Seats are usually available on the day, but you can pre-book to be sure of a place.
Committee meetings can also be observed from public galleries. Simply ask at the Senedd reception desk, keep an eye on our public information screens, or visit our website to find out what’s on today.
Take a Guided Tour
Whether it’s the architecture, history, or political life in Wales that interests you, find out more on a guided tour of the Senedd.
Informative yet informal, our expert guides give a fascinating insight into the daily life and work of the Welsh Parliament on a tour which lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Take a Self-Guided Tour
Pick up an iPad from reception or download our digital audio guide onto your own device and devise your own tour of the Senedd.
Listen to the unfolding story of devolution and democracy, architecture, history, and the green credentials of this iconic landmark. Take in as much or as little as you like with the ability to skip and shuffle chapters, with the total tour lasting between 30–45 minutes.
Visit an Exhibition
Exhibitions at the Senedd showcase the very best of Wales, ranging from partnerships with key national organisations to projects developed with Welsh communities.
Keep an eye on our what’s on for upcoming exhibitions, online projects, as well as exhibitions touring to locations near you.
Follow the Story of Devolution
To mark 20 years of devolution in Wales, we have developed a timeline of key milestones of Wales’ journey to devolution and the key achievements over the past 20 years.
The timeline, which was curated in partnership with the Wales Governance Centre, can be seen around the funnel, the central focus of the Oriel.
Share Your Voice
Our family-friendly features include an activity area for children, including toys, books, and sheets, pencils, and crayons for colouring.
We are proud to be a breastfeeding friendly estate, and breastfeeding is welcomed anywhere on the estate with options for privacy if preferred, and our café offers heating facilities for baby milk. Baby-changing facilities are also available.
Shop and Café
A showcase for excellence with a range of products inspired by and sourced in Wales.
From luxurious gifts to the latest books, panoramic postcards to the best of Welsh food and drink, there’s something to buy to remind you of your visit. We also have a comfortable café area inside which offers a range of hot and cold beverages, light bites and scrumptious cakes and deserts. With excellent WiFi facilities, a large seating area and beautiful views of Cardiff bay, why not us the Senedd as a meeting place!