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Activities full of historical facts, insights and fun learning opportunities

We have a range of interactive games, resources and craft activities to support curriculum topics and inspire imaginations.

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School resources for the Platinum Jubilee, 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when she was 25 years old. To help your school celebrate this important moment in history, a number of linked resources and activities have been created for you that can be accessed by the four themed sections.

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Science and art with Leonardo da Vinci

From anatomical drawings to botanical illustrations, maps to mechanical engineering plans, pictographs to artistic sketches and so much more, Leonardo’s drawings give us a glimpse into his endlessly enquiring mind.

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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria is associated with Britain's great age of industrial expansion, economic progress and, especially, empire. At her death, it was said, Britain had a worldwide empire on which the sun never set. This page highlights the varied opportunities to explore more about Queen Victoria and her life through the Royal Collection’s objects, paintings, drawings, photographs and works of art.

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Decoding art

Discover how artists use hidden clues and symbols to tell stories without words.

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Art techniques

Learn about composition, perspective and more with fun interactives and the help of artists across the centuries.

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Create your own art

Unleash your creativity with these fun interactives, activity sheets and downloadable resources.

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All about castles

From information about Windsor Castle and the people who lived there, to fun games and activities, take a look at the resources highlighted in this section.

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Mary Queen of Scots

Discover some of the people, places and events associated with the life of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Royal Residences

Explore the history, traditions and grand spaces of Her Majesty The Queen’s official residences: Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Palace of Holyroodhouse Junior Warden Challenge

Travel through history with our Wardens, 'Holly' and 'Rudy', and find out about some of the famous royal residents linked to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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The Physic Garden

Resource to support the exploration of the Physic Garden at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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