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Family Activities: Storytelling at the Royal Mews

Friday, 19 February 2016
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Go on a royal adventure with your family to discover the secrets of a very special carriage and help retell its greatest moment in history! ... Read more about Family Activities: Storytelling at the Royal Mews

Family Activities: Touch and Feel object handling at the Royal Mews

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 to Thursday, 18 February 2016
The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Join us in the Learning Room to explore objects from our handling collection. Take inspiration from the garments on view and put together a new livery (a special uniform) for Albert the Coachman. ... Read more about Family Activities: Touch and Feel object handling at the Royal Mews

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

Family Activities: February Half Term 2016

Saturday, 13 February 2016 to Sunday, 21 February 2016
Windsor Castle

Bring on the Battle!

This half term, we continue looking at Castles and Knights in the Middle Ages. Create your own medieval Castle fit for a king. ... Read more about Family Activities: February Half Term 2016

Short talk - ‘Every variety of character’: Thomas Rowlandson's book illustration

Thursday, 11 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Rowlandson's varied artistic talents allowed him as much facility with lyrical landscapes as with the sharp observation of his caricatures. ... Read more about Short talk - ‘Every variety of character’: Thomas Rowlandson's book illustration

Creative course - Medieval Manuscript Illumination

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 to Saturday, 27 February 2016
Windsor Castle

Spend your first day of the course at Windsor Castle, viewing the exquisitely illuminated Sobieski Book of Hours. In the following three Saturdays time will be spent at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. ... Read more about Creative course - Medieval Manuscript Illumination

Family Saturdays in February 2016: Bring on the Battle!

Saturday, 6 February 2016 to Saturday, 27 February 2016
Windsor Castle

Come to the Moat Room on these Saturdays, where we will be looking at Windsor Castle under siege. Try on some of the costumes on display and take part in our art and craft workshop. ... Read more about Family Saturdays in February 2016: Bring on the Battle!

Short talk - Rembrandt's Christ and Mary in the Garden, Techniques and Materials of Seventeenth Century Painting

Thursday, 4 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Rembrandt used an oak panel as a support for his painting of Christ in the garden. Claire Chorley, Paintings Conservator, will discuss methods and materials commonly used in seventeenth-century painting. ... Read more about Short talk - Rembrandt's Christ and Mary in the Garden, Techniques and Materials of Seventeenth Century Painting

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - 'Spanish Phillip'

Wednesday, 3 February 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

John Phillip was an artist whose paintings of Spanish subject matter in the 19th century brought a world to life unknown to British audiences of the day. Alison Campbell, Royal Collection Trust, explores Phillip's legacy. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - 'Spanish Phillip'

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