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Event National Museum of Scotland

Friday Friends

10 Mar - 23 Jun 2023
June dates: Friday 9 June (VI group), Friday 16 June (D/deaf group)
14:00-16:00, selected Friday afternoons

National Museum of Scotland


Pre-booking required, see below for details

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

About Friday Friends

Since 2018, in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council Additional support for learning service, monthly Friday Friends sessions have welcomed two groups to the museum:

  • D/deaf children and their families
  • Visually impaired children and their families

All children attend mainstream schools.

The groups meet monthly and explore the themes of the museum through objects, music, art and activities. This year, Friday Friends sessions will also be running at Edinburgh Zoo and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Upcoming sessions

Join one of our next Friday Friends sessions by booking below.


Friday 9 June 2023 VI Friday Friends: Romans

Friday 16 June 2023 D/deaf Friday Friends: Romans




National Museum of Scotland - Level 4 Learning Centre



Booking information

Booking links below

Friday Friends Programme - January to June 2023

Please click on the links below to download the programmes

Friday Friends (VI group): January to June 2023

Friday Friends (D/deaf group): January to June 2023

Event details

The event runs from 14:00 till 16:00 on Level 4 of our Learning Centre at the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street.

This space is accessible by lift and is well signposted. Our team will be on hand to show you the way on the day.

The event is free but please register now for your free space via Eventbrite. You will receive a confirmation email providing directions and further information from the Community Engagement team a few days before the event.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Find out more about our access information.

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