Thursday, 2 December 2010

Stirling Castle: Royal Palace re-opening April 2011

The Stirling Castle Palace Project to return the royal palace to how it may have looked in the mid-16th century will reach completion in April 2011 and will see the re-opening of the Palace buildings after a £12 million investment to return the Palace to its Renaissance glory.

The Stirling Palace Project will:

  • conserve the Queen’s Outer Hall, Queen’s Inner Hall and Queen’s Bed Chamber so they are fully decorated and furnished in mid-16th century style;
  • present the King’s Outer Hall, King’s Inner Hall and King’s Bed Chamber as splendidly decorated, but unfurnished, lodgings – as it is believed they were after the death of James V;
  • use costumed interpreters to help bring the past of the palace to life for visitors;
  • create a Renaissance Gallery on the upper floor where the original Stirling Heads will be displayed;
  • feature displays and exhibits in the Renaissance Gallery allowing visitors to find out about Scotland’s place in Renaissance Europe;
  • Provide updated exhibitions in the palace vaults about the lives of courtiers;
  • Feature a new introductory display, telling the story of Stirling Castle throughout the ages.

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