Queen Victoria’s Palace

Join us for a day of family activities exploring Queen Victoria's time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Queen Victoria’s Palace

About Queen Victoria’s Palace

On 20 June 1837, the 18 year old Victoria became Queen. To mark this anniversary join us for a day of family activities exploring Queen Victoria's time at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Victoria's visits

See replica robes made for Queenn Victoria’s coronation- find out about her journal and what she wrote about her visits to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh.

Changing Rooms at Holyrood

Pick up a trail and ‘spot the difference’ between Queen Victoria’s Holyrood and the modern Palace today, looking at watercolours of several rooms by Scottish artist George Greig.

Postcards from the Palace

During the Victorian period some of the rooms in the Palace were open for tourist to visit. Learn about how you have followed in their footsteps and create a postcard to take home to remember your visit.

These activities will be delivered as drop-in events to one household at a time.

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