Palace of Holyroodhouse


Friday, 21 March 2014

In the year that Scotland hosts The Commonwealth Games, a special display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse brings together more than 70 gifts presented to The Queen from Commonwealth countries around the world.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse
Thursday, 21 November 2013

On 30 November, visitors to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh can celebrate St Andrew's Day with free admission and a host of activities for all the family.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Royal Collection Trust exhibition that sheds new light on Leonardo da Vinci’s groundbreaking studies of the human body is the subject of a BBC Two Culture Show special.  Leonardo: Anatomist, presented by arts writer and broadcaster

Mary, Queen of Scots painted ‘en deuil blanc’ (in white mourning).
Monday, 1 July 2013

A new exhibition about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, including important works loaned by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, has opened at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.  The exhibition examines the life of Mary Stewart

Page from Book of Magical Treasures created by St David's RC Primary School
Tuesday, 19 February 2013

An exhibition of artwork created by primary schoolchildren in Edinburgh is on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Book cover of Kings, Queens and a Scottish Lion, a children's book about the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A book that introduces younger readers to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and its role today has been published by Royal Collection Publications. 'Kings, Queens and a Scottish Lion' is the result of a collaboration between the Royal Collection and Abbey Hill Primary School in Edinburgh.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

From 1 May, visitors to the Palace of Holyroodhouse can join a guided walk around the historic gardens. Taking in parts of the grounds not normally open to the public, the Garden History Tour includes the ruins of the 12th-century Abbey, the site of

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Two three-metre Christmas trees are on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  The Noble Firs can be seen in the historic Throne Room, once Charles II’s Guard Chamber, and the Great Gallery, the largest room in the Palace.  The trees are hung with

Thursday, 10 November 2011

A rare 16th-century bronze bust thought to have depicted the mother of Charles I’s consort, has instead been revealed to be Catherine de’Medici, the formidable mother in law of Mary, Queen of Scots.