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

Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
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. 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

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

Learning Resources

Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity

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

Design a Coat of Arms

Download the activity and design your own Coat of Arms - a design made up of symbols, animals and colours.

If you visit any of the Royal Residences look out for the Coats of Arms or the Royal Standard on display. ... Read more about Design a Coat of Arms