National Museums Scotland is offering a series of events for anyone affected by Dementia and their relatives, friends and supporters.

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. 

Tae a Moose
  • Celebrate Burns’ poetry, songs and music
  • Friday 18 January
  • 10:30 – 12 noon
  • Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)
Exploring East Asia
  • Celebrate the launch of our new gallery with activities and crafts
  • Friday 15 February
  • 10:30 – 12 noon
  • Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)
  • Explore the wonderful world of robotics
  • Friday 15 March
  • 10:30 – 12 noon
  • 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.  

Explore more

Embroidered Stories
Scottish Samplers

Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.

New Ancient Egypt, East Asia and Ceramics galleries

Three new galleries complete the transformation of the National Museum of Scotland.


From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
Event information


18 Jan - 15 Feb 2019


National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

How much

Free, including refreshments

Booking information

We are introducing new online booking for the National Museum of Scotland and new meeting points at this site – so please check carefully.

Call 0300 123 6789 to book your place or book online

Click here to book online
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