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8 September 2010
PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS OPENS ITS DOORS FOR HERITAGE WEEKEND
Interested in seeing the centre of political power in Northern Ireland? This weekend the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Parliament Buildings will be open as part of the 2010 European Heritage Open Days.
Visitors to Parliament Buildings will be able to see the historic Assembly Chamber where MLAs debate the important issues of the day, have refreshments in the Long Gallery and view the range of locally produced goods in the Assembly gift shop.
William Hay, MLA, Speaker of the Assembly is pleased that the Assembly is taking part in the European Heritage Days. He said: “Parliament Buildings, as the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly, is the centre of political life in Northern Ireland and we are always keen to encourage people to come and get involved. The Heritage Days give the Assembly an excellent opportunity to showcase our historic building.”
There will be free tours of Parliament Buildings on both Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th of September, from 10am until 3pm. Refreshments will also be available in the Long Gallery.
Entry to Stormont Estate is via the Massey Avenue gate only. Visitors with mobility problems or any other special requirements should contact 028 9052 1172.
For more information visit http://archive.niassembly.gov.uk/io/ehod.htm
Visitors to Parliament Buildings 2009 European Heritage Day