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

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

A fun introduction to art and art galleries, this session explores the Gallery through the eyes of our youngest visitors. Groups investigate In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion with a member of the Learning team and begin to ... Read more about My First Gallery Visit

Learning Resources

Have a Heart: Explore the human heart in an activity for everyone. ... Read more about Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity

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