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Table from the Royal Collection

Exhibition short talk - An elegant writing table for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Thursday, 5 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In the late eighteenth century the Edinburgh firm of Young, Trotter and Hamilton was producing the most fashionable furniture in the city and in 1796 the firm was commissioned to renovate the neglected State Apartments at Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Exhibition short talk - An elegant writing table for the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Family Saturdays in May: Shakespeare 400

Saturday, 7 May 2016 to Saturday, 21 May 2016
Windsor Castle

Continue the Shakespeare 400 season and join us for special Shakespeare-themed sessions.

Saturday, 7 May: Moat Room open for Shakespeare related art and craft activities 11:00-16:00 ... Read more about Family Saturdays in May: Shakespeare 400

Family Activities: Make a Masterpiece

Saturday, 7 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore the exhibition and create your own masterpiece in a watercolour workshop led by local artist Gemma Coyle. This drop in activity is free with your exhibition ticket or 1- Year Pass. Suitable for all ages.

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Access Event: Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss, Fashioning a Reign

Monday, 9 May 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

This small group tour gives an insight into life in the Palace during a royal visit, including a tour of Fashioning a Reign. An FM portable loop system is available. ... Read more about Access Event: Amplified Tour for Visitors with Hearing Loss, Fashioning a Reign

Access Event: Verbal Description Tour, Fashioning a Reign

Monday, 9 May 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

This guided tour of Fashioning a Reign for blind and partially sighted visitors uses language to bring the character and experience of the exhibition alive. ... Read more about Access Event: Verbal Description Tour, Fashioning a Reign

White bust of Shakespeare in Royal Library

Lectures - Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Windsor Castle

The Royal Library holds Charles I’s annotated copy of the works, as well as treasures from Shakespeare’s own time, together with unique records of performances and works of art inspired by the plays. ... Read more about Lectures - Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Exhibition lecture - Comedy of the Everyday: Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age was often designed to amuse. ... Read more about Exhibition lecture - Comedy of the Everyday: Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

Lecture - The universal butterfly

Wednesday, 11 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Artists and classical philosophers have long debated the question of why God (or the gods) created butterflies: were they mere insects, or were they beings from the spirit world? ... Read more about Lecture - The universal butterfly

Maria Merian' drawing of a moth

Study day - The strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World

Saturday, 14 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

From exquisite butterflies to exotic plants, delve into the world of seventeenth-century exploration and discovery. ... Read more about Study day - The strange and the beautiful: exotics and the New World

Creative Course - A Stitch Through Time

Saturday, 14 May 2016 to Sunday, 15 May 2016
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Acclaimed fashion designer Chloe Patience leads a stitch workshop inspired by objects and accessories belonging to the royal family past and present. ... Read more about Creative Course - A Stitch Through Time

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