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

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of 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

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

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

Perspective is vital in artistic composition. It provides the artist with a method of capturing the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface.

Find out more about the process of perspective with our this interactive games.... Read more about Looking at perspective: Children's activity