Visiting with children: The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Queen’s Gallery offers a great day out for children. Here are some ideas to help you plan your visit.
Things to do during your visit
Art Spy Family Activity Bag
Explore The Queen’s Gallery during the Easter holidays with our ART SPY Family Activity Bags, available every day. Join in a big bag of fun activities as you put on your Art Spy disguise and go on a secret mission to find out about the secrets of Tudor and Stuart fashion. All activities are free with standard admission price. No booking required.
For full details of events and dates visit www.royalcollection.org.uk/whatson
1 YEAR PASS! Enjoy free re-admission for a year if you buy your tickets directly from us. Simply ask us to stamp your ticket on your first visit – a great way to fill the school holidays at no extra cost
Things to look out for:
A ruff was a lace collar that was worn around the neck of wealthy people. How many can you spot in the paintings?
Clues and Symbols
There are lots of clues and symbols in the paintings to tell us more about the person. What do you notice?
Find out why boys didn't always wear trousers and what they wore instead.
- Lavatories and baby-care facilities are available in the Mews Courtyard.
- Café at the Palace offers refreshments throughout the day, from drinks and light snacks to a changing menu of freshly prepared lunch dishes.
- The Palace Shop has a number of items priced between £2 and £5. There is a wide range of interesting gifts for children.
- At the end of your visit, don’t forget to ask a Warden to stamp your ticket and convert it into a 1-Year Pass. Then visit us again.
Things to-do at home
For activities and colouring sheets to enjoy at home see the top right-hand corner of this page.
Stay in touch
To keep up to date with our programme of family activities, please join our family mailing list.
Telephone 0131 556 5100