School sessions

Detail of plasterwork on ceiling at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Higher, Intermediate
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy, History
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

Children participating in a schools' garden art workshop at Buckingham Palace

Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

Age group: 
Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
School subjects: 
Art & Design, History, Citizenship
The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Pupils will work with our freelance artist to put into practice the techniques and skills used by artists to create your own landscape drawings inspired by the Buckingham Palace Gardens. ... Read more about Landscape drawing in the Buckingham Palace Garden

Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

Age group: 
Early Years Foundation Stage
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Medieval knights wanted: apply here!

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History
Windsor 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!

Pupils exploring Holyrood Abbey

Medieval to Modern: Exploring the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils learn about the Palace of Holyroodhouse’s history, from its medieval foundations in Holyrood Abbey to its present day use by the Royal Family. Following an introductory talk, pupils explore the Palace with a member of the Learning team to find ... Read more about Medieval to Modern: Exploring the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design
Windsor Castle

NEW FOR 2014-15 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 splendour ... Read more about Meet the Monarch: Holbein's Henry

Miniature Gardens

Age group: 
Key stage 1, Key stage 2
School subjects: 
History, Art & Design, Maths
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Coming Soon........Using the Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden exhibition children will  learn about the chronology of garden design through significant periods of history and choose their favourite examples. Inspired ... Read more about Miniature Gardens

My First Gallery Visit

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Expressive Arts; Social Studies
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
Pupils finding out about Holyroodhouse in the Palace Coach House

My First Visit

Age group: 
Early level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

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