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

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

Learning Resources

François Clouet, Mary, Queen of Scots, 1558

Get inspiration from these tiny paintings of royalty.  Download the activity and create your own miniature masterpiece.... Read more about Make a Miniature

Have a Heart: Explore the human heart in an activity for everyone.... Read more about Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity