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 Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. In the eighteenth century, England made its name as a centre for the manufacture of luxury goods. Yet for the most prestigious art forms – painting and music – the fashionable ... Read more about Short talk - The Taste of the Town

Edinburgh performance poets give readings of favourite Laureate poems requested by the public. Along with each reading they will also recite a selection of their own work. ... Read more about Performance - A Choice Poem

Learning resources for adults

Participants at an Adult Learning Lecture at The Queen's Gallery

There is a vast literature on the Royal Collection, the royal palaces and the British monarchy.

The attached reading list provides references to the works which will be of most use for the Royal Collection Studies course. ... Read more about Royal Collection Studies - Reading list 2012

Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures Desmond Shawe-Taylor talks about Sir Anthony Van Dyck's seventeenth-century portrait of the five eldest children of Chares I, on display in The Queen's Ballroom at Windsor Castle.

  ... Read more about Curator Film - The Five Eldest Children of Charles I