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Family Event Day: Crowns and Coronations

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Palace of Holyroodhouse

As The Queen becomes the longest-reigning British monarch, celebrate this important milestone with a day of fantastic family events. ... Read more about Family Event Day: Crowns and Coronations

Family Activities: October Half Term

Monday, 12 October 2015 to Sunday, 18 October 2015

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Halloween at Holyroodhouse

Lunchtime Lecture - A 19th-century Success: Wilkie and the European Influence

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Sir David Wilkie was the most successful nineteenth-century Scottish artist. His legacy was the creation of an explicitly Scottish school of art that matched Sir Walter Scott's creation of a Scottish literary genre in the same era. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - A 19th-century Success: Wilkie and the European Influence

Access Event - Verbal Description Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Palace of Holyroodhouse

A guided tour of the State apartments for blind and partially sighted visitors, includes opportunities to get up close and handle objects.  Explore rooms used for official entertaining in both the past and present.  Following the tour, participants hav ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal Description Tour, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Access Event - Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Palace of Holyroodhouse

This small group tour looks at life in the Palace during the time of Mary, Queen of Scots and her Stuart descendents.  Visit rooms used by the Queen and her family and explore stories of murder and conspiracy that are associated with her time at Holyro ... Read more about Access Event - Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Creative Course - Painting the Palace

Saturday, 21 November 2015 to Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Gain exclusive access to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to sketch and watercolour paint features of Edinburgh's regal Renaissance Palace, inspired by works of art in the Scottish Artists exhibition. Join award-winning artist, David Forster, on th ... Read more about Creative Course - Painting the Palace

Creative Course – A Stitch Through Time

Saturday, 5 December 2015

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Acclaimed fashion designer, Chloe Patience, leads a stitch workshop inspired by personal objects belonging to the Stuart royal family. Use the embellished purses, bags and caskets on display as stimulation for your own work. ... Read more about Creative Course – A Stitch Through Time

Family Event Day: A Royal Christmas Party

Sunday, 20 December 2015

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Find out about Christmas parties of the past. Learn to dance like the court of Mary, Queen of Scots, dress up and have your face painted for a palace party. ... Read more about Family Event Day: A Royal Christmas Party

Family Event Day: Hogmanay at Holyroodhouse

Thursday, 31 December 2015

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A day of events to bring in the New Year. Learn courtly conduct and Stuart dances in the Great Gallery, take a tour behind the ropes to find out about royal festive traditions and make a Palace inspired 2016 calendar to take home. ... Read more about Family Event Day: Hogmanay at Holyroodhouse

Family Activities: February Half Term

Monday, 15 February 2016 to Sunday, 21 February 2016

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Fun Fabulous Fashion

Explore 450 years of royal fashion at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Who wore a pair of bodies and what was a bum roll? Find out using our special activity trail then make your very own piece of couture to take home. ... Read more about Family Activities: February Half Term

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