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

Royal Collection Trust/© Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Royal Collection Trust curators of 'Poetry for the Palace' explore the tales behind the exhibition's displays. ... Read more about Lecture - A Gift of Verse: The Poets Laureate and the Palace

Royal Childhood Study Afternoon displaying a portrait of Princess Beatrice, 5th daughter of Queen Victoria

This study afternoon is inspired by Royal Childhood, the special exhibition displayed in this year's Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace. ... Read more about Study afternoon: Growing Up in a Palace

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.

Henry VIII, After Hans Holbein the Younger, c1560-80

David Starkey, one of Britain's finest historians joined Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott to discuss the fascinating subject of royal portraiture from Holbein to Mario Testino.

  ... Read more about Film - David Starkey and Jennifer Scott discuss the Royal Portrait