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Second level Mary, Queen of Scots activity tour

Take your learning into the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.  Your class will use archive images and maps as they explore Queen Mary's Edinburgh on this teacher-designed and led tour

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​A quick description of your tour around Queen Mary's Edinburgh;

The main events in Mary’s life took place in various locations.  Scotland, France and, ultimately, England all served as stages for Mary’s story.   We can’t (and don’t) cover all of Mary’s life in this tour, but we will take your classes to the scenes of incredible importance in Mary’s life.  

From a long-lost palace where Mary spent her childhood to the home of one of her most bitter rivals, this tour allows your children to explore the city as Mary would have known it.   We think there’s something inspiring about visiting the places where history happened! 

This tour is not an expository lecture.  Instead, we’ve incorporated numerous opportunities for ‘think, pair, share’ and other strategies.  Although your guide has over twenty years of experience as a primary teacher, this tour has been designed by him to let your pupils use and discuss a variety of different types of evidence.  

This tour is a carefully crafted experience for your pupils, one which will allow them to use pieces of historical evidence and discover the Edinburgh places where Mary once walked.

£3 per pupil.  

No cost for adults.

Tour lasts for an hour and a half to two hours (depending upon your requirements).

Maximum of 36 people allowed with me in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

We can 'dovetail' your tour times (and finish location) around any workshops you have booked at Edinburgh Castle, Riddle's Court or the Museum of Scotland.

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​Some of the learning questions we can answer on this tour;

​A short video about your Mary, Queen of Scots tour;

​​Information about your activity tour;

​Your meeting place for this tour;

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Your guide will meet you on the front steps of the Museum of Scotland.  The Museum of Scotland is close to many bus routes.

Google Maps can't show the exact location, but the approximate one is shown here.