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.
Charles and James: The Power of Art

Charles and James: The Power of Art

5th March 2019
Rufus Bird, Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, explores how Charles II and James VII & II used art, architecture and interiors to support the newly restored Stuart monarch.
Queen Victoria: For the love of food

Queen Victoria: For the love of food

19th March 2019
Join historian, cook, broadcaster and writer Dr Annie Gray at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 19th March as she explores Queen Victoria through her favourite food and dining habits.
Recitals for Wrigglers

Recitals for Wrigglers

24th March 2019
Join us in the Palace of Holyroodhouse as Recitals for Wrigglers returns for another family-friendly concert in the Great Gallery on Sunday 24th March!
Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

Brothers, Kings, Power and the Palace

3rd April 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 3rd April for an evening talk by Dr Clare Jackson. Her BBC series 'The Stuarts' explored the history of that remarkable dynasty.
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.'

Family and Kids Events you might like...

2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class
21st February 2019
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, Edinburgh East
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this 2 week workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
21st February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Relax Kids Little Stars
Relax Kids Little Stars
21st February 2019
Healing for Kids, Edinburgh South
Relax Kids Little Stars classes follow 7 steps which take children from a high energy state, to calm and relaxed and are all creatively based on a theme. Suitable for ages 3-5.
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Rags to Bags - Creative Textile Upcycling
Rags to Bags - Creative Textile Upcycling
21st February 2019
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
Come along to a unique and fun workshop with Artisan Stitch creating your own little evening bag from fabric scraps, the perfect ccessory to a wedding outfit, or for a special holiday night out.
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class
2 Week Introduction to Sewing Class
21st February 2019
The Edinburgh Sewcial Club, Edinburgh East
Become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and help you build your confidence using a domestic sewing machine in this 2 week workshop with The Edinburgh Sewcial Club.
Introduction To Making Lingerie: Knicker Making Workshop
Introduction To Making Lingerie: Knicker Making Workshop
21st February 2019
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Lingerie designer Hazel Lethaby of Mischke Lingerie will introduce you to working with stretch material by sewing a pair of knickers that will fit and flatter your curves.
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The Road to Bannockburn
The Road to Bannockburn
25th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn
The Road to Bannockburn
26th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
The Road to Bannockburn
The Road to Bannockburn
27th February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Meet one of Robert the Bruce’s men who served under the command of Thomas Randolph during the capture of Edinburgh Castle in 1314.
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History Events you might like...

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21st February 2019
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Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare Walking Tour
21st February 2019
NA, Edinburgh Old Town
Delve into 1820s Edinburgh and the cadaver trade that shocked the city on a Burke and Hare Walking Tour this Winter!
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
22nd February 2019
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
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