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Family Activities: Behind the Ropes Tours

Thursday, 10 July 2014 to Thursday, 28 August 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Behind the Ropes Tours

An exclusive chance to go behind the ropes and walk through secret passages as you explore the Palace with a member of the learning team. ... Read more about Family Activities: Behind the Ropes Tours

Family Activities: Hands on History

Tuesday, 8 July 2014 to Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Family Activities: Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Monday, 7 July 2014 to Sunday, 31 August 2014
Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

The Palace of Holyroodhouse offers a great day out for families. Look out for our exciting programme of regular drop-in sessions and activity trails for families.

Activities available everyday:

Family Audio Tour ... Read more about Family Activities: Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Family Saturdays in July 2014

Saturday, 5 July 2014 to Saturday, 26 July 2014
Windsor Castle

Come to Family Saturdays in July and find out all about Windsor Castle through the ages.

Saturday, 5 July – Royal Finery ... Read more about Family Saturdays in July 2014

Short talk - William Kent - the first royal interior decorator

Thursday, 3 July 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The brilliant architect, landscape designer and artist William Kent was involved in many of the great building projects in Britain during the early eighteenth-century, including working for the royal family at Kensington, Hampton Court and Kew. Rufus ... Read more about Short talk - William Kent - the first royal interior decorator

Short Recital - Arne Menuet and variation from Sonata No.3 in G major

Wednesday, 2 July 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for a short 15-minute recitals on the Shudi Harpsichord and other period instruments, exploring music from the Georgian era.
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Lecture - Rediscovered? The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Windsor Castle

Dr Jonathan Foyle, Chief Executive of World Monuments Fund Britain, broadcaster and a former Curator at Hampton Court Palace, presents a fascinating detective story. ... Read more about Lecture - Rediscovered? The Marriage Bed of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

Short talk - Old Master Collecting

Thursday, 26 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Eighteenth-century collectors had clear ideas about painting. They wished to buy works which were serious, expressive and classically beautiful. ... Read more about Short talk - Old Master Collecting

Lecture - Two earls and an architect: a new style for Britain

Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The arrival of a new dynasty on the throne of Great Britain provided an opportunity for a new national style to emerge, reflecting the ideals of liberty enshrined in the constitutional monarchy. Join Rufus Bird, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of ... Read more about Lecture - Two earls and an architect: a new style for Britain

Two members of The Vancouver Police Pipe Band marching during an official ceremony

Band concert: The Vancouver Police Pipe Band

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Windsor Castle

The Vancouver Police Pipe Band will perform on the bandstand in Windsor Castle’s Jubilee Garden. ... Read more about Band concert: The Vancouver Police Pipe Band

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