Visit the House


Location

The House of Assembly Chamber is located on the main floor of the Confederation Building (East Block) on Prince Philip Drive, St. John's.


Public Galleries

Visitors may watch the House proceedings from the Public Galleries whenever the House is in session. The House usually sits from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Parliamentary Calendar provides that the House shall ordinarily meet in the Winter/Spring from the second Monday in March with a break for Easter, and in the Fall for a minimum of four weeks adjourning not later than one week before Christmas.


Rules for Visitors


Tours

Tours of the House of Assembly are free.

When the House is not in Session tours are available Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays). Advance arrangements are recommended.

School classes and groups are welcome when the House is in Session. Tours are scheduled in the mornings only from Monday to Thursday. Tours are available morning or afternoon on a Friday when the House is in Session. School and group tours must be arranged in advance to ensure availability. Students and groups interested in viewing live proceedings of the House of Assembly must proceed to the public gallery by 1:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and by 1:30 pm on Wednesdays.

Call 729-3670 for more information or to make advance arrangements for school tours or large groups.


Gifts in the Chamber

When the Province of Newfoundland joined the Canadian Confederation in 1949, each Province gave the following gifts:

Prince Edward Island The Speaker's Gavel Photo
Nova Scotia Chair for the Clerk's Table Photo
New Brunswick Chair for the Clerk's Table Photo
Ontario The Speaker's Chair Photo
Manitoba A clock displayed over the entrance to the Chamber Photo
Saskatchewan The Sergeant-at-Arms' sword Photo
British Columbia The Mace Photo
Quebec Clerks Table with the Coat of Arms Photo
Alberta Shield/Coat of Arms over the Speaker's Chair Photo