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Museum Socials

Museum Socials are free sessions for anyone living with dementia, their relatives, friends and supporters. We're taking a short break in July but we'll be back with our next session in August.

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. See below for the theme in September.

October Museum Social - Ancient Egypt, Nubia and the Qurna Queen

This month, come along for an ancient Egyptian themed Museum Social. Principal Curator Margaret Maitland will also be joining us to share recent research on the Qurna Queen burial objects, on display in our Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery, and what the objects buried with this mystery woman can potentially tell us about ancient Egypt's place in Africa. Come along and embrace your inner Egyptologist with some handling objects and activities, all over a lovely cup of tea and a slice of cake. 

Find out more



Header image: Museum socials © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

Museum Socials on film

Watch a short film to get a flavour of what a Social at the National Museum of Scotland is like.

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
Upcoming Museums Socials Leaflet
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