Coming soon Event National Museum of Scotland

Museum Socials

21 Jun - 16 Aug 2019
Museum Socials happen once a month on Fridays

Free, ticketed, refreshments included

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Our Museum Socials series of events are created for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.


Booking now available for 21 June, 19 July and 16 August 

Booking information

Book in person at our museums, call 0300 123 6789 or book online.

Our 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.

Our sessions are relaxed and informal, start with tea and cake, and feature a range of activities inspired by our collections. Each month has a different theme, so take a look at the dates and topics below. 



Meeting point

21 June

The Art of Africa

Investigate aspects of African culture through music, art and objects.

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

19 July

The Highland Revival

Investigate how the Highlands and islands became a badge of Scottish identity, inspired by the exhibition Wild and Majestic.

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

16 August

Romans in Scotland

Discover how Romans dealt with Scottish tribes at the edge of the Roman Empire.

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

20 September

Fashioning the body

Inspired by the exhibition Body Beautiful, explore how clothing has altered or adapted our bodies over the years.

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

Museum Socials are inspired by Meet Me at MoMA. We are programming these with the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland.  

Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


Map and directions


The Lothian Street entrance and Auditorium are wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet. There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium. Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. You can find more access information here.

Explore more

New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

Our new Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries are now open!

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Dramatic highland landscapes, heroic histories, tartan and bagpipes are among the defining images of Scotland for many people around the world today. This exhibition considers the origins of these ideas and explores how they were used to represent Scotland around the world.

The Art of African Metalwork

Discover how brass and copper once featured as mediums of exchange, status and power in Africa through highlights of the museum’s 19th and early 20th century collections from west and central Africa.
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