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

Secondary pupils standing outside the main entrance to the 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

A joint visit to The Queen's Gallery and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  This session allows pupils to examine the life of famous Stuart kings and queens through replica dress, portraits from the In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart ... Read more about The Stuart Court: Joint Visit with the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learning Resources

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

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