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

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

Learning Resources

Look at this painting by popular Dutch artist adam Willaerts and consider the question......."Do you think even the most famous artists got perspective perfect in their paintings?" ... Read more about An experiment with perspective: Children's activity

Discover how artists composed paintings of landscapes in the seventeenth century and then have a go at composing you own landscape. ... Read more about Compose your own landscape: Children's activity