School pupils at Buckingham Palace
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse offers a great day out for children.  Here are some ideas to help you plan your visit.

Things to do during your visit

Take the free family audio tour ... Read more about Visiting with children: Palace of Holyroodhouse

About Learning

We aim to inspire audiences to engage, enjoy and learn about the Royal Collection and Official Residences of The Queen, by delivering learning programmes and resources online or on-site.

Our key audiences are:

  • School teachers and pupils
  • Families
  • Visitors with access needs
  • Adult learners

To contact us please telephone +44 (0)20 7766 7323 or e-mail learning@royalcollection.org.uk.

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School sessions

Pupils writing down information from their visit on the Palace forecourt

Write poetry with the help of your very own poet. Pupils explore the stories of the past hidden in the walls, stairs, rooms and artefacts as they tour the Palace with their own poet and guide. The tour is followed by a poetry workshop providing pupils ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

What are The Queen’s favourite hobbies and how would it feel to wear her Coronation robe and crown? What does The Queen do in the splendid rooms we see at the Castle today and how can we tell if she is there?  What does she do to make someone a knight ... Read more about Who is The Queen?