Prince Philip: A Celebration Lecture

Join our exhibition curator for an introduction to a special display to commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Prince Philip: A Celebration Lecture

About Prince Philip: A Celebration Lecture

Join our exhibition curator for an introduction to a special display to commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. From his early life and career as a naval officer to his passion for art and collecting, discover the wide-ranging interests and patronages of Britain’s longest-serving consort.

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James VI and Witchcraft

James VI and Witchcraft

Selected dates between 7th October 2021 - 28th October 2021

Hear the story of Agnes Sampson, a woman from East Lothian, and discover the events which led to her being accused of witchcraft and questioned by the King himself.
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Holyrood Herbs

Holyrood Herbs

14th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

This October half term join us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to discover how herbs have been used for centuries at the Palace of HolyroodHouse.
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Symbols of Scotland

Symbols of Scotland

Selected dates between 1st November 2021 - 25th November 2021

Join the Royal Collection Trust at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for short talks revealing the stories behind some of Scotland's most famous symbols this November!
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Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

Scottish Signs and Symbols: Family Workshop

13th November 2021

In this family workshop at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 13th November, create your own shield using Scottish symbols - or even invent your own! Suitable for ages 5 - 14 years.
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St Andrew’s Day: Scottish Signs and Symbols

St Andrew’s Day: Scottish Signs and Symbols

26th November 2021

Ahead of this St Andrew’s Day, discover the myths, legends and Royal stories behind several famous Scottish symbols, from thistles to unicorns!
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St Andrew’s Day celebration

St Andrew’s Day celebration

28th November 2021

Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse the Sunday before St. Andrew's Day for a celebration of Scottish art, music, symbols and stories for the whole family to enjoy.
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Up close: Holyrood Ordinal

Up close: Holyrood Ordinal

29th November 2021

The Holyrood Ordinal dates back to the fifteenth century. Discover this extraordinary Scottish liturgical manuscript up close for one day, with short talks from our curator.
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Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

Christmas at the court of Mary, Queen of Scots

2nd December 2021 - 16th December 2021

Come and see the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Palace and step back in time to discover how Mary, Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas over 400 years ago.
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Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

Christmas at the Palace: Family trail

6th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022

This December explore The Palace of Holyroodhouse with the help of Holly and Rudy and a special Christmas trail!
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Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

Royal Rhyme Time: Christmas Ceilidh

13th December 2021

Join us to hear stories about celebrations and play a special game called the Feast of the Bean. With music and dancing in our Christmas ceilidh, suitable for children aged four and under!
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Mary, Queen of Scots at Christmas

Mary, Queen of Scots at Christmas

18th December 2021

Come and see the beautiful Christmas decorations at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and step back in time to discover how Mary, Queen of Scots would have celebrated Christmas over 400 years ago.
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Selected dates between 21st May 2021 - 15th November 2021

Join us at Edinburgh Castle for a number of gun salutes throughout the year. Each gun salute, unless otherwise stated, takes place at 12 noon.
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Arthur’s Secrets

Arthur’s Secrets

Selected dates between 3rd October 2021 - 6th March 2022

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur's Seat's turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
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James VI and Witchcraft

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Selected dates between 7th October 2021 - 28th October 2021

Hear the story of Agnes Sampson, a woman from East Lothian, and discover the events which led to her being accused of witchcraft and questioned by the King himself.
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Story Tours: Heart of Midlothian

Story Tours: Heart of Midlothian

Selected dates between 21st October 2021 - 27th October 2021
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Join storyteller James Spence and National Library of Scotland curator Ralph McLean on a journey around the closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Selected dates between 22nd October 2021 - 31st October 2021
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Join us online for three sessions of Edinburgh’s long-running storytelling night, with a special guest storyteller each time!
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Talk with Odile Hughson

Talk with Odile Hughson

26th October 2021

We are delighted to welcome Odile Hughson on Tuesday, 26th October at the Institut français d’Ecosse to present her book, Royal Friendships.
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Revealing the Unseen - An Online Discussion

Revealing the Unseen - An Online Discussion

26th October 2021
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New Media Art Curator Tal Michael Haring in discussion with Sonia Levy and Jakob Kudsk Steensen on the value of more-than-human worlds.
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A Conversation with Alexander McCall Smith (Online)

A Conversation with Alexander McCall Smith (Online)

26th October 2021

Join us for a very special online Tuesday Talk – A conversation with Alexander McCall Smith, author of the hugely popular, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series!
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Spooky History Live

Spooky History Live

27th October 2021 - 31st October 2021
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Spooky History is a popular YouTube series that takes a look at the weird and paranormal, the creepy and cryptozoological, the spooky and the scary. 
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