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 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

Secondary pupils standing outside the main entrance to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

An Introduction to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

With a member of the Learning team, pupils unravel the Palace’s history, from its origins in 1128 to the present day. Find out about past royal residents and discover some of the famous events that have taken place within the Palace walls.    ... Read more about An Introduction to the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learning Resources

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

Looking at perspective: Children's activity

Perspective is vital in artistic composition. It provides the artist with a method of capturing the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface.

Find out more about the process of perspective with our this interactive games. ... Read more about Looking at perspective: Children's activity