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Museum Socials

20 Oct 2023 - 21 Jun 2024
Third Friday of the month, 10:30–12:00


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

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.

Our sessions are relaxed and informal, start with tea and cake, and feature a range of activities inspired by our collections.

Join our next one:


Friday 15 March


10:30 - 12:00

Each month has a different theme. The next theme is:

Biodiversity at the Museum

Celebrate nature this March! This month we are joined by curator Ashleigh Whiffin who will share her work supporting biodiversity on the grounds of the National Museums Collection Centre.


An entomologist placing a specimen on a tray for display and storage.


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.  


About the sessions

The event runs from 10:30 till 12:00 in the Seminar Room 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.

Five visitors look at shelves of agates in our Natural World galleries.

Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit


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 Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

Find out more about our access information. If you have any questions about accessing this event, please email us in advance at

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