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

6th July 2019
13th July 2019
20th July 2019
plus 6 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: 13 July 2019, 20 July 2019, 27 July 2019, 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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