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

Join a member of the Learning team as you explore the Palace and look for evidence of Mary, Queen of Scots’ life at Holyroodhouse. Discover what daily life was like for the Queen and her court, investigate the apartments in which she lived and hear... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

This session equips pupils with the skills to look at an historical image and analyse the clues and narratives portrayed.  Focussing on arguably some of the finest examples of portraits from the Tudor and Stuart period displayed in In Fine... Read more about Learning to Read Paintings

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