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

Secondary pupils in the quadrangle of Palace of Holyroodhouse

Renaissance and Reformation

Age group: 
Third and Fourth Levels, Senior Phase
School subjects: 
Social Studies, History
Palace of Holyroodhouse

As a residence of James IV, V and VI and Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace of Holyroodhouse was witness to many important events during the Renaissance and Reformation in Scotland. ... Read more about Renaissance and Reformation

I Spy Through the Masters of the Everyday

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies; Literacy and English; Expressive Arts
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Your class will explore the Masters of the Everyday exhibition through a game of I Spy - focusing on the objects and colours they find in the paintings on display. ... Read more about I Spy Through the Masters of the Everyday

Learning Resources

Have a Heart: Leonardo da Vinci activity

Have a Heart: Explore the human heart in an activity for everyone.

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A watermill beside a woody lane, by Meyndert Hobbema

Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet

Download this document to provide you with useful tips and ideas on using some of these inspiring Dutch Landscapes within your classroom teaching activities. ... Read more about Dutch Landscapes images: teacher information sheet