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

Storytelling at the Palace

Age group: 
Early level, First Level
School subjects: 
Social Studies, Literacy
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join our storyteller and follow the adventures of Maggie, a servant ghost, to discover the stories and secrets of the Palace. ... Read more about Storytelling at the Palace

Telling Stories Without Words

Age group: 
Second Level, Third and Fourth Levels
School subjects: 
Expressive Arts; Social Studies
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pupils will explore how the objects represented in the paintings of Masters of the Everyday can be used to help tell a story.  After an introduction in the Gallery, the class will put the ideas they have discussed into practice in the Palace, w ... Read more about Telling Stories Without Words

Learning Resources

Make a Miniature

Get inspiration from these tiny paintings of royalty.  Download the activity and create your own miniature masterpiece. ... Read more about Make a Miniature

Teaching the Victorians

Bring the Royal Collection into the classroom with this themed selection of resources for Primary Teachers focusing on Teaching the Victorians.