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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Saturday, 2 June 2012 to Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Use a special family activity trail to discover what happens when The Queen stays at the Palace and find out about other kings and queens of the past.  In the Family Room why ... Read more about The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Big Jubilee Lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Sunday, 3 June for the Big Jubilee Lunch, a nationwide event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.  The Big Jubilee Lunch is great way to bring together neighbours and visitors to the city for an afternoon of ... Read more about The Big Jubilee Lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon

Monday, 4 June 2012

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Watch live coverage of the BBC’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in the Palace Mews.  Enjoy a late night opening of our Diamond Jubilee exhibition, Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces at The Queen’s Gallery.  The Palace shop and Café will also remain ... Read more about Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon

Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Saturday, 21 July 2012

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A chance to explore a selection of rooms in the Palace with a member of the Learning team. Step beyond the ropes and investigate amazing décor and furniture up close. Handle some real and replica objects used in the Palace in the past from strange ... Read more about Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Palace of Holyroodhouse

A chance to explore a selection of rooms in the Palace with a member of the Learning team. Step beyond the ropes and investigate amazing décor and furniture up close. Handle some real and replica objects used in the Palace in the past from strange ... Read more about Family Activities: Behind the ropes Palace tours

Family Activities: Storytelling at the Palace

Saturday, 4 August 2012 to Sunday, 5 August 2012

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Discover the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the company of an expert storyteller. Listen to famous and legendary tales about past Royal residents from King David I, to the tragic Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie and see them come to life. ... Read more about Family Activities: Storytelling at the Palace

Family Activities: The Victorians – hands on history

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

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From ink pots to candle stick holders – explore some of our Victorian objects and find out about life at the Palace during Queen Victoria’s reign in this ‘hands on history’ drop-in session

Suitable for children aged 5+ ... Read more about Family Activities: The Victorians – hands on history

Francois Clouet, Mary, Queen of Scots, c.1558

Family Tree Fun

Sunday, 10 February 2013 to Sunday, 17 February 2013

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse has been a royal home for over 500 years.  Become a family tree detective this February half term and find out about the famous families who have lived here. Look for the missing members of the royal family tree as you ... Read more about Family Tree Fun

A view of the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The palace can be seen in the background.

Easter Family Fun

Saturday, 30 March 2013 to Sunday, 7 April 2013

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Visit us during the Easter holidays and search for hidden Easter eggs in the Palace grounds. Look for the eggs and discover fun facts about the history of the gardens, see where The Queen holds her annual garden party and find out what a 'ha ha' is.  ... Read more about Easter Family Fun

Explore the Palace Gardens

Sunday, 7 July 2013 to Saturday, 31 August 2013

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The Palace Gardens are a hidden secret in Edinburgh’s busy city centre. Use our family trail to explore woodland paths and giant lawns. Look out for local wildlife and the mysterious golden rabbit. Find out why a lion used to live here, what happens ... Read more about Explore the Palace Gardens

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