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

Mary’s Return

Mary’s Return

19th August 2019
On 19 August 1561 Mary, Queen of Scots returned to her homeland. Join us for a short talk to discover more about the reception she received when she arrived back in Scotland!
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.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

15th September 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery!
16th Century Costume

16th Century Costume

19th September 2019
Discover more about 16th century costume in this lunchtime lecture with Anna Reynolds, Senior Curator of Paintings at Royal Collection Trust on Thursday 19th September!
Presenting Mary’s Chambers

Presenting Mary’s Chambers

2nd October 2019
Join Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, as she reveals how Mary, Queen of Scots' chambers have been presented from the Victorian era to the present day!
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

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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