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

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. Please telephone our Learnings bookings team for more details. These workshops fill up quickly. Book ... Read more about Mary, Queen of Scots: From Palace to Castle

Pupils writing down information from their visit on the Palace forecourt

Write poetry with the help of your very own poet. Pupils explore the stories of the past hidden in the walls, stairs, rooms and artefacts as they tour the Palace with their own poet and guide. The tour is followed by a poetry workshop providing pupils ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Learning Resources

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these iconic exhibition images within your classroom teaching activities. ... Read more about Heart of the Great Alone images: teacher information sheet

Seeing the story Children's activity screen shot

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