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 Duet for flute and violin in e minor

Free Short Talk with an exhibition ticket or 1-Year Pass. By the middle of the eighteenth century, attitudes to children and childhood were starting to change. Children were no longer regarded as small adults and a new importance on ... Read more about Short talk - Growing Up in the Eighteenth Century

Learning resources for adults

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.

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

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