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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

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Scotland in Miniature

Thursday, 22 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust and Scottish Artists co-curator, examines artists, Robertson, Ross and Thorburn, who all specialised in miniature painting and ensured that this type of portrait enjoyed a ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Scotland in Miniature

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

Family Activities: October Half Term

Monday, 12 October 2015 to Sunday, 18 October 2015
Palace of Holyroodhouse

Halloween at Holyroodhouse

St George's Hall, Windsor Castle

Access Event - BSL Interpreted and Lipspeaking Guided Tour, State Apartments

Saturday, 10 October 2015
Windsor Castle

Join a BSL interpreted and lipspeaking highlights tour of the State Apartments of Windsor Castle. ... Read more about Access Event - BSL Interpreted and Lipspeaking Guided Tour, State Apartments

Lunchtime Lecture - The Life of an Exhibition

Friday, 9 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust, takes a behind-the-scenes look at mounting a major exhibition such as Scottish Artists. ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - The Life of an Exhibition

Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Thursday, 8 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This talk by Vanessa Remington, Senior Curator of Paintings, will highlight Henry VIII’s copy of a book entitled ‘Ruralia Commoda’ (Rural Benefits). This volume, little-known today, introduced the idea of the garden as a status symbol for princes and r ... Read more about Short talk - Henry VIII's Garden Manual: Ruralia Commoda

Short recital: Purcell Fantazias a4

Wednesday, 7 October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Join musicians from the Royal College of Music for 15-minute recitals exploring a range of music inspired by nature as part of our free lunchtime programme as they play Purcell Fantazias a4: ... Read more about Short recital: Purcell Fantazias a4

Study day - Van Dyck at the court of Charles I

Tuesday, 6 October 2015
Windsor Castle

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This study day at Windsor Castle will explore the way Anthony van Dyck revolutionised painting in England. ... Read more about Study day - Van Dyck at the court of Charles I

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