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

Exhibition special event - Precursors to the Prince: the Grand Tour in the Ottoman Empire

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join Dr Philip Mansel, historian and author of Constantinople and Levant, for an evening lecture which will look into the aims and motivations of many prominent literary and political figures in travelling to these regions. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Precursors to the Prince: the Grand Tour in the Ottoman Empire

Detail of a painting from a triptych depecting the Coronation, Nativity and Crucifixion

Access Event - Verbal Description Session

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Working with the RNIB's Music Advisory Service, this event - Secular and Sacred: Art and Music in late fourteenth-century Italy - is designed to give blind and partially-sighted visitors an insight into The Queen's Gallery, the Royal Collection, and ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal Description Session

Learning resources for adults

First Georgians Interactive game.

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.

Aurora and Tithonus, Sebastiano Ricci, c.1705, detail

Curator Film - the Female in Art

Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott considers the portrayal of the mythological tale of Aurora and Tithonus by Sebastiano Ricci and explores Ricci's use of symbolism to provide an almost comic retelling of this tragic tale. ... Read more about Curator Film - the Female in Art