Easter at the Palace

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 at the Palace

About Easter at the Palace

Visit 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.

Visit our Family Room to enter our competition to design an Easter bonnet for The Queen and win an Easter Hamper.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Easter at the Palace 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

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge

20th July 2019
Take inspiration from one of the greatest craftsmen in Russian history - Carl Faberge - and make your own masterpiece to take home in this special family workshop.
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

20th July 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

27th July 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.
Music for Mary: Songs from the 16th Century  CANCELLED

Music for Mary: Songs from the 16th Century CANCELLED

30th July 2019
Join us at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a special intimate music event in Mary, Queen of Scots' bedchamber and enjoy traditional clarsach and violin music performed live!
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

3rd 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

10th 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.
How Did Royalty Learn About Russia?

How Did Royalty Learn About Russia?

15th August 2019
Discover how generations of British royals learnt about Russia through art, diplomatic tools and family alliances in this fascinating lunchtime lecture on Thursday 15th August!
Hands-on History

Hands-on History

17th 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.
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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Monkeying Around- Comparative Anatomy Art Workshop
18th July 2019
Surgeons Hall Museums, Edinburgh South
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20th July 2019
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20th July 2019
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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.
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Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
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