Portrait Masterclass

Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse, then join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass.

Portrait Masterclass

About Portrait Masterclass

Follow our new portrait trail around the Palace of Holyroodhouse. After exploring the Palace join artist Gemma Coyle in the Family Room for a drop-in portrait masterclass. Have a go at creating your very own portrait to take home.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Portrait Masterclass are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Hands-on History

Hands-on History

6th July 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

13th July 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

20th July 2019
Take inspiration from one of the greatest craftsmen in Russian history - Carl Faberge - and make your own masterpiece to take home in this special family workshop.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

20th July 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

27th July 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Music for Mary: Songs from the 16th Century  CANCELLED

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30th July 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a special intimate music event in Mary, Queen of Scots' bedchamber and enjoy traditional clarsach and violin music performed live!
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

3rd August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

10th August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

17th August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

24th August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

31st August 2019
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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15th September 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery!
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14th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson!

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