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

A view of Holyrood Abbey taken from the Palace Gardens

Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Age group: 
First Level, Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Expressive Arts
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils investigate the history of Holyrood Abbey and look for evidence of its turbulent past. Explore the ruins of the Abbey with a member of the Learning team and find out about the daily lives of the monks who used to live here, the royal ... Read more about Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Mary, Queen of Scots at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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

Learning Resources

Make a Miniature

Get inspiration from these tiny paintings of royalty.  Download the activity and create your own miniature masterpiece. ... Read more about Make a Miniature