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

'My Picture was my Stage and men and women my actors'. William Hogarth's A Harlot's Progress was the first of his printed 'modern moral subjects', which were to prove wildly popular. This talk by Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, will ... Read more about Short talk - Hogarth and the Harlot

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 era ... Read more about Short Recital - Handel Suite No.7 in G minor HWV432

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