School children at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Schools: Edinburgh
The Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen's Gallery span 10 centuries of history and over 500 years of art, and provide unique opportunities for creative curriculum based learning.

School Sessions

A view of Holyrood Abbey taken from the Palace Gardens

Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Age group: 
First Level, Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Expressive Arts
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils investigate the history of Holyrood Abbey and look for evidence of its turbulent past. ... Read more about Investigating Holyrood Abbey

Children participating in a schools' gallery workshop at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Age group: 
Second Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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. ... Read more about Joint Visit with the Scottish Poetry Library

Learning Resources

Design a Coat of Arms

Download the activity and design your own Coat of Arms - a design made up of symbols, animals and colours.

If you visit any of the Royal Residences look out for the Coats of Arms or the Royal Standard on display. ... Read more about Design a Coat of Arms

A rhinoceros, Albrecht Dürer, 1515

Brilliant Beasts Activity

Download the activity and play the Brilliant Beasts game with family and friends - be inspired by the 16th century artist Albrecht Dürer and see what weird and wonderful creatures you can create. ... Read more about Brilliant Beasts Activity