Visit the OPCW

Group visits to the OPCW

OPCW offers virtual and in-person group visits to organised groups of 10+ people. These one-hour sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about the mission and work of the OPCW and the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Request a virtual group visit

Virtual visits to the OPCW include a look inside the OPCW Headquarters building in The Hague, Netherlands, a presentation by an OPCW staff member, and a Q&A session. Virtual visits are appropriate for a range of groups including educators and students (high school and above), government officials, civil society representatives, and scientists, etc.

Virtual group visits are scheduled on an online platform, with a meeting link shared prior to your visit.

As a matter of policy, recording of virtual visits sessions is not permitted.

In-person group visits 

Due to Covid-19, in-person group visits to the OPCW have been temporarily suspended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate requests to visit the OPCW in person at this time.

We hope to welcome you in person to the OPCW in the future.

Individual visits to the OPCW

OPCW cannot accommodate individual visits to the OPCW. Individuals who wish to learn more about the OPCW and the Chemical Weapons Convention are encouraged to watch the OPCW Basics video series and consult the rich resources available on the OPCW website. The OPCW Basics video series covers the fundamentals of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the work of the OPCW.

What will you discover on your visit to the OPCW?

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Our Mission

Find out about the OPCW’s mission to achieve a world free of chemical weapons

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Our Work

Hear from experts about the work of the Technical Secretariat 

Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

See the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the OPCW in 2013 for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons


Executive Council Chamber

See the chambers where 41 elected OPCW Member States oversee the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

Dates not available for public visits

On the following dates OPCW is not open for public visits.


OPCW Official Holidays 2021 OPCW Conference Dates 2021

1 January
2 April
5 April
27 April
13 May
24 May
20 July
25 October
27 December
28 December

9 — 12 March
6 — 9 July
5 — 8 October
29 November — 3 December

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