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Letters and quills activity

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse this February half-term and have a go at using a quill to write or draw!

Letters and quills activity

About Letters and quills activity

Did you know that in the past feathers were used for writing? Join us in the Family Room this February half-term and have a go at using a quill to write or draw. Discover the way letters were folded so no envelopes were used and have a go yourself.

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Join Emma Stead, Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Dr Emanuela Patti to explore the extraordinary story of David Rizzio in this in conversation event on 8th March!

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Explore spaces and objects which have shaped history and inspired fiction at the Abbey Strand book club!

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Selected dates between 11th March 2024 - 2nd December 2024

Join us in the historic Abbey Strand Centre for our special Royal Rhyme Time sessions for toddlers.

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Student Sessions: Collections Care

13th March 2024

Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 13th March for an exciting opportunity for students in arts, heritage and culture!

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Join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 30th March for Easter themed activities that the whole family can enjoy!

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Extravagant Eggs Activity

1st April 2024 - 13th April 2024

This Easter discover the story of some very fancy eggs in the Royal Collection at The Palace of Holyroodhouse!

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Unicorn Activity Day

6th May 2024

The national animal of Scotland can be spotted all over the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Join us on 6th May for a day of activities celebrating the unicorn!

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A King’s Visit: George IV in Edinburgh

10th May 2024

Join Emma Stead, Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, to learn about George IV’s visit to Edinburgh in 1822.

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Recitals for Wrigglers

8th June 2024

Join Recitals for Wrigglers in the historic Abbey Strand Centre for a classical concert specially created for babies and toddlers.

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Hands On History

Selected dates between 8th July 2024 - 26th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to get up close to some historical and replica objects.

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Midweek makes: Collage crowns

Selected dates between 10th July 2024 - 28th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to discover the stories behind some special crowns. Get creative by decorating your own crown to wear as you visit the rest of the Palace.

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