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. Pupils learn to dance like the courtiers of the time, explore pastimes for boys and girls in the 1560's ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle
Does someone in your class have what it takes to be a medieval knight? Are they fearless, trustworthy, generous, loyal and good with a sword? Join in our lively session and find out who is up to the job at Windsor, where royal accommodation comes as ... Read more about Medieval knights wanted: apply here!
NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2014! In this exciting handling and role play session, children discover how Henry VIII and his family members dressed to impress. Looking at royal portraits and Henry's enormous suit of armour we investigate the ... Read more about Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry
From choosing food for a royal tea party, counting steps on a giant staircase to finding animals hidden high up in the ceilings, My First Visit provides a fun and stimulating experience in a real life palace. If you would like to extend your visit ... Read more about My First Visit
Our popular March activity week focusing on knights introduces a new format for 2015. Using their amazing collection of armour, weapons and replica medieval costume, a team of historical interpreters take children back to the days of noble knights ... Read more about Noble Knights and Fair Ladies
An opportunity for pupils to explore the daily lives and lifestyles of people at the Palace, past and present. The group tour the building with a member of the Learning team and use domestic objects from the past to investigate Palace life – from ink ... Read more about Palaces and Homes
NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2014! What did Queen Victoria write in her personal journal? How were family occasions and royal events recorded? Who was invited to 'dine and sleep' at Windsor Castle? ... Read more about Queen Victoria: Dear Diary...
As a residence of James IV, V and VI and Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was witness to many important events during the Renaissance and Reformation in Scotland. Designed to support curriculum coursework, these sessions can be ... Read more about Renaissance and Reformation