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Exclusive Evening Tours at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Exclusive Evening Tour

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 to Thursday, 27 August 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Throughout August, take part in an Exclusive Evening Tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse - The Queen's official residence in Scotland. ... Read more about Exclusive Evening Tour

Exhibition special event - Conservation Conversation

Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Emma Stuart, Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, and Lizzie Keay, Collection Care Steward, examine the role of conserving and caring for rare gilded works of art. ... Read more about Exhibition special event - Conservation Conversation

Short talk - Monarchs and Memories

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 to Wednesday, 22 July 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Join Senior Curator of Books and Manuscripts, Emma Stuart, in the Gallery for a 10-minute talk focusing on Queen Victoria's journal, More leaves from the journal of our life in the Highlands. ... Read more about Short talk - Monarchs and Memories

Family Event Day: Jacobite Family Fun

Sunday, 12 July 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse offers a great day out for families. Visit us for a day of Jacobite themed activities. ... Read more about Family Event Day: Jacobite Family Fun

Family Activities: Secret Stairs and Corridors

Thursday, 9 July 2015 to Thursday, 27 August 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Thursdays only

A sneak peak behind the ropes and through secret passages. Walk the servant's corridor and explore a selection of historical rooms. ... Read more about Family Activities: Secret Stairs and Corridors

Family Activities: Hands on History

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 to Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Tuesdays only

What is the Royal Collection? Get up close and find out about the weird and wonderful objects collected by royalty over the last 500 years. ... Read more about Family Activities: Hands on History

Family Activities: Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Monday, 6 July 2015 to Sunday, 30 August 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Take our summer quiz, enjoy a range of craft activities and dress up like royality with new costumes added for 2015. ... Read more about Family Activities: Summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Access Event - Verbal Description Tour, Gold

Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

This tour for blind and partially sighted visitors illuminates key objects and themes in Gold, including a spectacular gold crown from Ecuador, gold gilded books and a Bronze Age cup. ... Read more about Access Event - Verbal Description Tour, Gold

Short talk - Worth His Weight in Gold

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Co-curator of Gold, Lauren Porter, will focus on a beautifully illuminated page from the Padshahnama – the finest Islamic manuscript in the Royal Collection – which depicts the weighing ceremony of the Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan. ... Read more about Short talk - Worth His Weight in Gold

Short talk - Coaches and Coronations

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Gold has long been associated with royalty and many of the items associated with coronations are made of this precious material. ... Read more about Short talk - Coaches and Coronations

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