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Event National Museum of Scotland

Slow Down Sunday for Families

19 May 2024
10:30–11:15 Spaces available 13:00–13:45 Spaces available

Event Space, Level 2

Free, booking required

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An illustration of a young girl with butterfly wings floating away on a dandelion

© Illustration by Natacha Galbano

© Illustration by Natacha Galbano

Join author and mindfulness teacher Natasha Iregbu as she invites families to practice mindfulness in a fun and enjoyable way.

Natasha and her excitable butterfly Amaya will take you on a journey of storytelling and mindfulness as they guide you and your children to use your senses and practice being in the moment.

The session will include a book reading, mindfulness activities, yoga movement and a craft activity.

Natasha is a Children’s Author, Mindfulness Teacher and Coach, Yoga Teacher and Community Education Worker. She was inspired to write her debut book Slow Down Amaya to promote diversity, inclusion and positive wellbeing.

This session is suitable for children ages 5-8. Please note parents/carers must stay with their child during the activity.

This event is part of our Wellbeing Week, Monday 13–Sunday 19 May, to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

Find out about other ways to support your wellbeing at the museum.

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National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

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

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How to get to the Events Space

To get to the Events Space please use the stairs or lift at the back of the Collecting Stories gallery on Level 1. Our friendly Visitor Experience staff will be happy to help and show you the way.


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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