Parlamentarium

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Parlamentarium
Parlamentarium logo.svg
General information
Type Visitor's center
Location Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates 50°50′19″N 4°22′34″E / 50.838498°N 4.376158°E / 50.838498; 4.376158 (Parlamentarium)
Inaugurated 14 October 2011

The Parlamentarium is the visitors' centre of the European Parliament. Located in the Parliament's Espace Léopold complex in Brussels, it was officially inaugurated on 14 October 2011 by President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek. It contains a permanent exhibition with hundreds of multimedia components, explaining the European Parliament and other European Union institutions. The entrance to the centre is located on the Parliament's esplanade.

Each visitor is equipped with a personal multimedia guide (PMG) which guides him or her through the exhibition. All content in the Parlamentarium is available in the 23 EU languages. Tours are also being held for children and the blind/deaf people. At each installation the PMG serves as a key and activates the visitor's chosen language displays in-depth information and short films in the visitor's desired language.

The Parlamentarium is open 7 days a week (except Monday morning) and charges no entry fee.

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