Pupils investigate the history of Holyrood Abbey and look for evidence of its turbulent past. Explore the ruins of the Abbey with a member of the Learning team and find out about the daily lives of the monks who used to live here, the royal... Read more about Investigating Holyrood Abbey
Write poetry with the help of your very own poet. Pupils explore the stories of the past hidden in the walls, stairs, rooms and artefacts as they tour the Palace with their own poet and guide. The tour is followed by a poetry workshop providing pupils... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library
Designed to support curriculum coursework, pupils work with their very own poet and guide and use the Palace and Abbey as a stimulus for their own creative writing. Pupils explore the stories of the past as they tour the site and gather notes based on... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library
Key stage 2 TUDORS In this lively interactive talk and costume handling session, pupils discover how the clothes worn at the Tudor Court reflected the position in society of the wearers – from servants to courtiers to the Tudor... Read more about King or Commoner?
Key stage 1 / Key stage 2 KNIGHTS AND CASTLES Children explore Windsor Castle as a place in which knights lived, and learn about how they trained for battle and the code of chivalry they followed. We discover how the Castle links to... Read more about Knights in Days Gone By
Visit both the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle to gather evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life in Edinburgh in this one-day workshop. Please telephone our Learnings bookings team for more details. These workshops fill up quickly. Book... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle