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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.


Upcoming Museum Socials

Museum Socials create a friendly environment where everyone is welcome and all contributions are valued. They are suitable for first-time visitors and for those who might not regularly come to the museum, as well as people who have always loved visiting.

Each month has a different theme. Find out about the next session and join us via the button below! 

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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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