Restoration Week - Families: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

Start your half term visit with our new Family multimedia guide where you will discover how Sir William Bruce redesigned the Palace for Charles II.

Restoration Week - Families: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

About Restoration Week - Families: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood

Start your half term visit with our new Family multimedia guide where you will discover how Sir William Bruce redesigned the Palace for Charles II, then pop into our Family Room to dress up as a Stuart monarch, enjoy craft activities and explore our new games and activities.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Restoration Week - Families: Charles II, James VII & II and Holyrood are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd November 2018 - 2nd June 2019
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.
Charles and James: The Power of Art

Charles and James: The Power of Art

5th March 2019
Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, explores how Charles II and James VII & II used art, architecture and interiors to support the newly restored Stuart monarch.
Queen Victoria: For the love of food

Queen Victoria: For the love of food

19th March 2019
Join historian, cook, broadcaster and writer Dr Annie Gray at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 19th March as she explores Queen Victoria through her favourite food and dining habits.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

24th March 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery on Sunday 24th March!
Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

3rd April 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 3rd April for an evening talk by Dr Clare Jackson. Her BBC series 'The Stuarts' explored the history of that remarkable dynasty.
Easter at the Palace

Easter at the Palace

8th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse over the Easter holidays and try out our new Easter trail - search the Palace to spot the weird and wonderful hats, wigs and crowns worn thoughout the ages.
Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter Bonnet Parade

21st April 2019
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

The Majesty of Medieval Monarchy

30th April 2019
Join Dr. Lucy Dean for this lunchtime lecture where she reveals the fascinating spectacle of medieval Scottish royal ceremonies, from coronations to marriages, births to burials.
Painted Beauties

Painted Beauties

8th May 2019
Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, explores the role of women at the Restoration court through an examination of Sir Peter Lely's paintings of the 'Windsor Beauties.'

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Little Voices Big Stars New Classes - Comely Bank
Little Voices Big Stars New Classes - Comely Bank
18th February 2019
NA, Edinburgh West
Little Voices Big Stars is holding a free taster class on Monday 18th February in St Ninians Hall, Comely Bank for children aged 6-10 years old.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
18th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
American Sharia
American Sharia
19th February 2019
The Pleasance Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
Join Penny Appeal at the Pleasance Theatre on 19th February for a screening of the hilarious Muslim comedy film 'American Sharia' and help raise funds for their Syria Emergency Appeal!
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Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Sewing with Knits
Sewing with Knits
20th February 2019
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
Learn how to sew knit fabric with an overlocker instead of a sewing machine in this workshop with Artisan Stitch on 20th February.
Exhibition: A Child of the 60’s
Exhibition: A Child of the 60’s
20th Feb 2019 - 16th Mar 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
This exhibition is a collaborative piece of work by Lea Taylor and a collection of artists using memories of childhood and the stories they evoke.
Rags to Bags - Creative Textile Upcycling
Rags to Bags - Creative Textile Upcycling
21st February 2019
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
Come along to a unique and fun workshop with Artisan Stitch creating your own little evening bag from fabric scraps, the perfect ccessory to a wedding outfit, or for a special holiday night out.
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February Half Term Events you might like...

The Road to Bannockburn
The Road to Bannockburn
25th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn
The Road to Bannockburn
26th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn
The Road to Bannockburn
27th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
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History Events you might like...

Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
18th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
19th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Fool for Love: The Not So Subtle Art of Medieval French Seduction
Fool for Love: The Not So Subtle Art of Medieval French Seduction
20th February 2019
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Kleio Pethainou brings to life Medieval French characters and love songs in this storytelling and music performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Wednesday 20th February.
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