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Museum Socials

16 Aug - 18 Oct 2024
Third Friday of the month, 10:30–12:00

Free, booking required
Booking available soon

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© Ruth Armstrong Photography

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

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

About the sessions

Our Museum Socials are designed for people living with dementia, their friends, carers and supporters.

Relaxed and informal, each session explores a different museum theme through various interactive activities, including curator talks, object handling and creative crafts. And tea, cake and a warm welcome are always provided.


Upcoming themes

Date Theme Booking opens
Friday 16 August Fun and Games Friday 19 July, 17:00
Friday 20 September Meet Treasure Trove Friday 16 August, 17:00
Friday 18 October Animal Adaptations Friday 20 September, 17:00


Museum Socials are free to attend but spaces are limited to 25 per session so please do reserve your place. Booking for each session will open a month before the event.

Museum Social Feedback

“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”.

Additional information

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. A member of our Museum Social team will be on hand in the Entrance Hall to show you the way on the day if you should need.


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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