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Hands On History

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

Hands On History

About Hands On History

22nd July 2024
29th July 2024
5th August 2024
plus 3 more date(s), see below for more info
11am - 3pm
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
Included with Palace ticket
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Join us in the Family Room to get up close to some historical and replica objects. Handle these special pieces and see if you can guess what they were used for.

Event takes place on Mondays throughout July and August.

Additional Dates: 29 July 2024, 05 August 2024, 12 August 2024, 19 August 2024, 26 August 2024

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