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.
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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The Washington and Lee University Singers
The Washington and Lee University Singers
19th April 2019
The Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh Old Town
The Washington and Lee University Singers, one of the finest a cappella choirs in the region, are touring Scotland and will be singing at The Parish Church of St Cuthbert on 19th April.
Kids Easter Egg Painting Workshop
Kids Easter Egg Painting Workshop
19th Apr 2019 - 20th Apr 2019
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Bring the kids along to Restoration Yard’s Easter egg painting workshop where they can take their egg creativity to the max with glitter, paint and cute animal accessories!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at House of the Binns
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at House of the Binns
19th Apr 2019 - 21st Apr 2019
House of the Binns, Linlithgow
The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to the House of the Binns... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
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Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Hand Embroidery for Children
Hand Embroidery for Children
19th April 2019
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
Book your child in for this lovely creative Hand Embroidery workshop during the School Easter Holidays with Artisan Stitch!
Kids Easter Egg Painting Workshop
Kids Easter Egg Painting Workshop
19th Apr 2019 - 20th Apr 2019
Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith
Bring the kids along to Restoration Yard’s Easter egg painting workshop where they can take their egg creativity to the max with glitter, paint and cute animal accessories!
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting
Kids Sewing Class: How to make bunting
19th April 2019
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
A fun and ideal first sewing project once they've learned how to use a sewing machine. Bunting makes a lovely decoration so children can personalise their bedrooms.
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History Events you might like...

Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
19th April 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour!
Arthur’s Secrets
Arthur’s Secrets
20th April 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
20th April 2019
NA, Various Locations Edinburgh
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
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