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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