Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

Pick up your copy of this family trail and use it to become an art detective and explore the Palace, discovering details and hidden histories in the portraits on display.

Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

About Family Trail: Portraits at the Palace

There are hundreds of paintings at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, many of these are portraits- paintings of people. Before photography, paintings were one of the only ways that people would get to see the King or Queen; and so the artist would often paint clues which tell us something about the person in the painting.

Pick up your copy of this trail and use it to become an art detective and explore the Palace, discovering details and hidden histories in the portraits on display.

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Born 250 years ago, Scottish novelist Walter Scott was at one time the most famous writer in the world. Join us on his birthday to celebrate Scott and his connection to the Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

Family Festival: Summer Garden Party

28th August 2021

Join us for a day full of activities, for all ages to enjoy, inspired by the garden at The Palace of Holyroodhouse!
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