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Museum Socials

Museum Socials are free sessions for anyone living with dementia, their relatives, friends and supporters.

Our Socials have been running since October 2015 and are a partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland.

You can read more about Museum Socials in this blog post.

Our Museum Socials are now online!

 

Upcoming Museum Socials

 

‘If Not Now, When’ Our Climate Emergency

Friday 19 November 2021, 11:00-12:00

National Museum of Scotland’s exhibition ‘If Not Now, When’ asks what our cities would look like if we put our planet’s health and biodiversity first. This exhibition coincides with the 2021 United Nations Climate Change conference, COP26 being held in Glasgow in November.

Sign up for your free place via Eventbrite

You will then receive your Zoom link to join on the morning of the event.

 

My Favourite Objects

Friday 17 December 2021, 11:00-12:00

Karen Clulow (Volunteer Guide) shares with us some of her very favourite objects across our collections at the National Museum of Scotland and why they are so special to her.

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You will then receive your Zoom link to join on the morning of the event.

 

Mindful Sketching

Friday 21 January 2021, 11:00-12:00

Look closer at some of the amazing objects at National Museums Scotland, be guided through some simple and fun sketching skills and discover mindfulness techniques while you draw.

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You will then receive your Zoom link to join on the morning of the event.

 

Header image: Museum socials © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

Museum Socials on film

Watch a film made in 2016 by Edinburgh Napier University student Laura Briggs about the Museum Socials.

Our Socials programme was a finalist in Scotland's Dementia Awards 2017, together with the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, for Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative.

We were nominated by Julie Baikie whose mum, Rae, has been coming to the Socials every week for the last year. 

Scotland's Dementia Awards Finalist banner

It’s the highlight of her week… the variety of Friday activities are right up her street. It’s a fabulous program doing really important work and definitely contributing greatly to my Mum’s mental health and wellbeing.
- Julie Baikie

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