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My first visit to The King's Gallery

Image of the front of The King's Gallery. carved sandstone gilded with the words Kings Gallery
The King's Gallery ©
  • Next event: Monday 2 Sept 2024
    Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Monday 2 Sept 2024 - Friday 6 Sept 2024)
  • Early Level
  • Expressive Arts, Social Studies
  • During this session pupils get the opportunity to visit The King’s Gallery and its current exhibition, Style and Society: Dressing the Georgians. They will experience the exhibition through a variety of activities and games before finally putting their learning into practice by creating a class masterpiece to take away!

    This special session is suitable for pupils at Early Level. It is available to one class of a maximum size of 33 on the dates and at the start times below. 


    Monday 2 September: 10:00, 11:00

    Tuesday 3 September: 10:00, 11:00

    Wednesday 4 September: 10:00, 11:00

    Thursday 5 September: 10:00, 11:00

    Friday 6 September: 10:00, 11:00


    Visit includes: access to The King’s Gallery and Abbey Strand Learning Centre.:


    Duration: 45mins

    George IV©

    Curriculum for Excellence Experience and Outcomes  


    Early Level 

    It is hoped that children at Early Level taking part in the session will achieve the following experiences and outcomes

    I can make a personal link to the past by exploring items or images connected with important individuals or special events in my life. SOC 0-02a

    I have the freedom to discover and choose ways to create images and objects using a variety of materials. EXA 0-02a

    Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through activities within art and design. EXA 0-05a



  • Our learning programmes are designed to be accessible to all pupils.  Most of our sessions can be adapted to meet any educational or access needs your group may have.  Please ask for details when booking.

    You may find the information for visitors on the Autism spectrum helpful when planning your visit to The Queen's Gallery, The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

  • A lunch room is available for booked groups in the Learning Rooms. 

  • To find out more or to make a booking contact the Learning Bookings team.

    Please have to hand:

    • Preferred date and possible alternatives, plus time of arrival
    • Numbers of children and supervising adults
    • The taught programme you would like
    • Details of any special educational or access needs

    Please use the downloadable Bookings Forms to send your details to the Learning Bookings Team.

    You will then be sent a reservation letter, together with your teachers’ resource pack, giving a date by which full payment must be received to secure the booking.

    Please note: you may be asked to cover the cost of the session if you cancel within short notice of your visit.  Non-booked schools will be charged at standard group admission rates.  Please see our Terms of Application for Learning Group Admissions.

    Contact us

    Learning Bookings Team
    Ticket Sales and Information Office
    Buckingham Palace
    London SW1A 1AA

    T. (+44) (0)303 123 7323
    F. (+44) (0)20 7930 9625
    [email protected]

    Sharing Learning Objectives

    You will find our learning objectives for each taught session on the relevant programme information page.  Sending us your learning objectives prior to your visit will help us tailor the session to your group’s requirements.

    Planning Visits

    Once you have made your booking, we offer two complimentary tickets for you and a colleague to conduct a planning visit.  If you would like to meet a member of the Learning team during this visit, please let us know at the time of booking.

    Teachers' Packs for each site can be downloaded here.

  • Reduced-rate admission for school groups

    Most of our Gallery schools sessions are £1 per pupil. Children in P1 and below are FREE. Please see individual sessions for details.

    Accompanying adults

    One teacher or adult helper is admitted free of charge at the following ratios:

    Under 5s - P1 - 1 adult: 3 pupils
    P2 – P4 - 1 adult: 6 pupils
    P5 and above - 1 adult: 10 pupils

    Please ask for details of rates for additional adults when booking.

  • Following your booking a confirmation letter, with an agreed arrival time, will be sent to you; your letter serves as a ticket for your group. The group leader must have a copy of the confirmation letter to present on arrival.

    The Royal Collection Trust Learning section asks that teachers undertake the following guidelines to make entry to Royal Collection Trust sites as smooth and quick as possible:

    • Please arrive at the Royal Collection Trust site at least 5 minutes before the scheduled time for the booked workshop
    • Teachers and children should not bring the following: scissors, compasses, metal cutlery, sharp metallic implements
    • Only bring what you need! The Royal Collection Trust Learning section will provide all necessary equipment such as clipboards, pencils and drawing materials (groups can bring their own sketchbooks if they prefer to use these)

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.