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. 


Heike Brachlow, Implication, cast glass, 2017 © Heike Brachlow / Image Ester Segarra

Glass Works

  • Discover the exhibition Art of Glass and how innovative modern artists are working in this medium today.  
  • Friday 15 June 
  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level) 

Scottish Folk and Pop Music 

  • Tunes and tales from Scotland’s traditional folk scene, inspired by the exhibition Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop.
  • Friday 20 July 2018
  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level) 

Vikings in Scotland 

  • Inspired by the newly acquired Galloway Hoard, explore Viking myth versus reality. 
  • Friday 17 August 2018
  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level) 

Tales from the farm

  • Explore the history of life on a Scottish farm through objects and crafts.
  • Friday 21 September 2018
  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • 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.  

Event information


15 Jun - 21 Sep 2018

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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