Hands-on History

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

About Hands-on History

27th July 2019
3rd August 2019
10th August 2019
plus 3 more date(s), see below for more info
1pm - 4pm
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
Free with Palace ticket or 1-Year Pass
Call 03031237306
Visit the event website here
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This summer families can delve deeper into life at the 16th century Royal Court every Saturday at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance.

Additional Dates: 03 August 2019, 10 August 2019, 17 August 2019, 24 August 2019, 31 August 2019

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

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