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Rizzio: Life and legacy at court

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!

Rizzio: Life and legacy at court

About Rizzio: Life and legacy at court

Join Emma Stead, Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Dr Emanuela Patti, Lecturer in Italian at the University of Edinburgh and Principal Investigator of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Project ‘David Rizzio: An Italian at the Scottish Court’, to explore the extraordinary story of David Rizzio in this in conversation event. Learn more about the man behind the infamous tale and the ways in which his legacy has endured to this day, before exploring for yourself the historic rooms in which the dramatic events took place.

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Abbey Strand Book Club

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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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Powder and Pomade

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Join exhibition curator and Surveyor of The King's Pictures Anna Reynolds for a closer look at 18th-century hairstyles on 3rd May in The King's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse!

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Do you enjoy getting creative and learning about the past? If so then the Abbey Strand art club could be just for you. Suitable for 7-12 years olds.

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

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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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21st June 2024

Join Assistant Curator Lucy Peter as she explores an important philosophical shift in attitudes towards childhood and children’s fashion in the 18th century!

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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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10th August 2024

Take part in a fun family workshop exploring fashion in Georgian Britain at The Palace of Holyroodhouse on 10th August!

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