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

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

Pupils finding out about Holyroodhouse in the Palace Coach House

From choosing food for a royal tea party, counting steps on a giant staircase to finding animals hidden high up in the ceilings, My First Visit provides a fun and stimulating experience in a real life palace. If you would like to extend your visit ... Read more about My First Visit

Learning Resources

Download the activity and design your own Coat of Arms - a design made up of symbols, animals and colours.

If you visit any of the Royal Residences look out for the Coats of Arms or the Royal Standard on display. ... Read more about Design a Coat of Arms

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