Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Red House to begin public tours and exhibitions

Photo by Darlisa Ghouralal.

Photo by Darlisa Ghouralal.

Members of the public wishing to view sittings of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as public Committee meetings are welcome to visit the Red House.

The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago in a statement advised that the seat of democracy is once again open to the public for this purpose.

Further, the Rotunda, which has in the past been a space used as a shortcut between Abercromby and St Vincent Streets, will be transformed into a gallery showcasing the works of up and coming as well as prominent local artists.  

The first exhibition of Carnival art works, and public tours of the House and Senate Chambers will begin shortly.   

Further details on the public tours and art exhibitions will be given in due course.

Meanwhile, members of the public were reminded that the Office of the Parliament will facilitate those wishing to be married at the Red House.

A maximum of eight people, excluding the Marriage Officer, will be allowed in the marriage party.

Marriages should be held on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in collaboration with the Registrar General’s Office.

The Parliament explained that these restrictions had to be put in place as the Red House is primarily a place of business traversed by Members of the House of Representatives, the Senate and the staff of the Parliament.

The policy on the use of the Parliamentary precincts for marriage ceremonies is available on the Parliament’s website.

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