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 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

This workshop highlights the many possibilities for inspiring Creative Writing from paintings, in comparison to more familiar sources such as books and the internet.  Focussing on characters within the paintings, drawings and miniatures featured in ... Read more about Creative Writing: Writing out of History, Tudors and Stuarts

Learning Resources

Look at this painting by popular Dutch artist adam Willaerts and consider the question......."Do you think even the most famous artists got perspective perfect in their paintings?" ... Read more about An experiment with perspective: Children's activity

A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these inspiring Dutch Landscapes within your classroom teaching activities. ... Read more about Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet