Event National Museum of Scotland

Museum Socials

18 Oct 2019 - 20 Mar 2020
Museum Socials happen once a month on Fridays
10:30–12:00

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 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. 

Date

Topic

Meeting point

18  October

Live Music Now 

Join us for Scottish folk tunes and some spooky tales with Live Music Now in the week before All Hallows Eve’.

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

15 November

The Luxury of Time 

Alongside our British clock exhibition explore how these fascinating instruments were the ultimate status symbol and the cutting edge of technology.

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

20 December 

Emigration and Identity

We will explore the real stories of the mass of population who left Scottish shores for new lives overseas. How did they retain their Scottish identity at times like Christmas? And what impact did this huge migration have back in Scotland?

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

24 January

Scottish Life Archive

The Scottish Life Archive is a wonderful record of Scotland's material culture and social history made up of all sorts from photos, to postcards, letters to leaflets and diaries to daily newspapers.

Dorothy Kidd, Senior Curator wants to share her particular treasures with you!

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

21 February

Parasites: Battle for Survival

Discover our exhibition about the fight to eliminate tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this.

Meet at the Tower Entrance (street level)

20 March 

Tyrannosaurs - Meet the family

Inspired by the Tyrannosaurs exhibition explore ‘the most feared and revered’ of all dinosaurs from museum palaeontologists.

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
Edinburgh
EH1 1JF

 

Map and directions

Access

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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