Adult learning, the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Adult Learning
Discover the Royal Palaces and the treasures of the Royal Collection with short talks, lectures, courses and special events.

Learning events for adults

Free Short recital with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian ... Read more about Short Recital - CPEBach Sonata in D major Wq137

Some remarkable shifts in culinary style and table display occurred in the early eighteenth century both at court and in the houses of the nobility. Join food historian Ivan Day as he investigates the evolution of royal dining, the nature of the food ... Read more about Lecture - Regal Ragouts: courtly dining and cookery in early Georgian Britain

Learning resources for adults

Imagine you are a visiting a Georgian Coffee House hundreds of years ago. What conversations do you think you would overhear?  Come in and have a listen to the gossip around town by clicking on the screen below (this opens the resource in a new ... Read more about First Georgians Interactive game.

A country house on the Vliet near Delft, Jan van der Heyden, c.1660

Royal Collection curator Desmond Shawe-Taylor examines the vivid naturalism in Jan van der Heyden's painting, A Country house in the Viet near Delft, and considers how van der Heyden's artistic technique anticipated the landscapes of the ... Read more about Curator Film - Nature or Symbolism