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

Palaces and Homes

Age group: 
First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies
Palace of Holyroodhouse

An opportunity for pupils to explore the daily lives and lifestyles of people at the Palace, past and present. The group tour the building with a member of the Learning team and use domestic objects from the past to investigate Palace life – from ink ... Read more about Palaces and Homes

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of Palace of Holyroodhouse

Renaissance and Reformation

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Social Studies, History
Palace of Holyroodhouse

As a residence of James IV, V and VI and Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was witness to many important events during the Renaissance and Reformation in Scotland. Designed to support curriculum coursework, these sessions can be ... Read more about Renaissance and Reformation

Learning Resources

Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity

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

Seeing the story: Children's activity

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