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 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

Detail of plasterwork on ceiling at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Designed to support curriculum coursework, pupils work with their very own poet and guide and use the Palace and Abbey as a stimulus for their own creative writing. Pupils explore the stories of the past as they tour the site and gather notes based on... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Learning Resources

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

For further information about your group's visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse or The Queen's Gallery download our comprehensive teachers' packs. Use these practical documents on your trip to provide you with useful information on reaching your... Read more about Teacher Information Packs - Edinburgh

Bring the Royal Collection into the classroom with this themed selection of resources for Primary Teachers focusing on Teaching the Victorians.... Read more about Teaching the Victorians