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

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

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of Palace of Holyroodhouse

Renaissance and Reformation

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Social Studies, History
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

Learning Resources

Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse: Creative Writing Resource

A creative writing resource for teachers investigating the life of Mary, Queen of Scots with their pupils.  ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse: Creative Writing Resource

Seeing the story Children's activity screen shot

Seeing the story: Children's activity

By looking closely at paintings we can often discover a lot more than meets the eye. Artists had the ability to tell a story without using words. Instead they use hidden symbols and clues to pass on a message to the viewer. ... Read more about Seeing the story: Children's activity