Learning events for children and families

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse for free on St Andrew's Day

Free admission on St Andrew's Day

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Palace of Holyroodhouse

To celebrate St Andrew's Day, admission to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery is free on 30 November. ... Read more about Free admission on St Andrew's Day

The table in the Royal Dining Room laid with a silver service for Christmas

A Royal Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Friday, 5 December 2014 to Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Palace of Holyroodhouse

For the first time, the Palace of Holyroodhouse will be transformed both inside and out for the festive season. ... Read more about A Royal Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learning resources for children and families

Seeing the story Children's activity screen shot

Seeing the story: Children's activity

By looking closely at paintings we can often discover a lot more than meets the eye. Artists had the ability to tell a story without using words. Instead they use hidden symbols and clues to pass on a message to the viewer. ... Read more about Seeing the story: Children's activity

Face Facts: Children's activity

Leonardo da Vinci used and recorded a number of rules to help him when drawing the head and face. Many of these rules involved the observation of certain features of the face and their measurements between each other. ... Read more about Face Facts: Children's activity