School sessions

Join a member of the Learning team as you explore the Palace and look for evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life at Holyroodhouse. Discover what daily life was like for the Queen and her court, investigate the apartments in which she lived and hear... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Primary Pupils visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

Pupils exploring Holyrood Abbey

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

A fun introduction to art and art galleries, this session explores the Gallery through the eyes of our youngest visitors. Groups investigate In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion with a member of the Learning team and begin to... Read more about My First Gallery Visit

Pupils finding out about Holyroodhouse in the Palace Coach House

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

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

Children participating in a schools' session at Windsor Castle

Key stage 2 VICTORIANS  In this interactive talk and handling session children learn about Queen Victoria’s long association with Windsor Castle and about some of the family occasions and official events she held here. We explore the... Read more about Queen Victoria: Life at Windsor Castle

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

School children visiting Buckingham Palace

Buckingham palace is the London home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the headquarters of the British monarchy. A visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace is a unique experience, combining history, an art collection and a working palace.... Read more about Self-guided visit to Buckingham Palace

Key stage 2 VICTORIANS  This guided tour focuses on all the evidence to be found in St George’s Chapel of its long association with Queen Victoria, her direct predecessors and her family. The tour complements the session Queen... Read more about St George's Chapel and Queen Victoria

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