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Abbey Strand art club

Child drawing at a table
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Map & directions

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
By car

There is a public car park adjacent to the Palace at Broad Pavement. Please visit the Historic Environment Scotland website for more details.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Horse Wynd, just outside the Palace, on a first-come first-serve basis.

By train

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. The Palace is a 15 minute walk from the station.  

Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is York Place. The Palace is a 20 minute walk from the stop.

Visit Edinburgh Trams for times and fares.

By coach / bus

Bus number 35 stops near the Palace.  Open-top tour buses stop nearby.

Limited free coach parking is available adjacent to the Palace. Alternative pay-and-display coach parking is available on nearby Regent Road.

By bike

A free-to-use public bicycle rack is located opposite the Scottish Parliament.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    Please note this event takes place in Abbey Strand Centre and this ticket does not include access to the State Apartments.
  • Saturday, 15 Jul 2023; Saturday, 11 Nov 2023; Saturday, 2 Dec 2023
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • Child £8.00 (includes one free adult ticket)
    Additional adult £8.00
  • Booking essentail

Do you enjoy getting creative and learning about the past? If so then the Abbey Strand art club could be just for you. Each session, explore special objects or spaces with a member of the Learning Team before using the Abbey Strand Centre as an artist studio to get creative and make masterpieces to take home.

Make your own seed box – Saturday 13 May (CANCELLED) 

Explore the Physic Garden with your sketch-pad and unearth some surprising tales. Use your findings as inspiration to decorate your own seed box to take home.

Palace Portraits –Saturday 15  July

Visit the Palace to explore some famous portraits and discover clothing of the past. Return to our artist studio in the Abbey Strand Centre to create your own portrait.

Courtier’s Induction Day – Saturday 11 November

Join us in the Abbey Strand Centre and step back in time to the court of Mary, Queen of Scots. Discover some surprising fashions and curious objects as you explore what life was like in Mary’s court. Make a sweet smelling pomander bag, dress up in your own paper ruff and create a miniature painting to take home. 

Christmas Decorations – Saturday 2 December

Visit the Throne Room to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and discover some Christmas stories before returning to the Abbey Strand Centre to decorate your own porcelain Christmas tree decoration. 

Suitable for children 7-12 years old accompanied by a parent or carer. 

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