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.

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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.
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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