School children at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Schools: Edinburgh
The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery span 10 centuries of history and over 500 years of art, and provide unique opportunities for creative curriculum based learning.

School Sessions

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

A view of Holyrood Abbey taken from the Palace Gardens

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

Learning Resources

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

For further information about your group's visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse or The Queen's Gallery download our comprehensive teachers' packs. Use these practical documents on your trip to provide you with useful information on reaching your... Read more about Teacher Information Packs - Edinburgh

Perspective is vital in artistic composition. It provides the artist with a method of capturing the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface.

Find out more about the process of perspective with our this interactive games.... Read more about Looking at perspective: Children's activity