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

This event is now fully booked.

  • Celebrate Burns’ poetry, songs and music
  • Friday 19 January 2018
  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • Meet at the Tower Entrance

Power of nature

  • Learn how sun, wind and waves create energy 
  • Friday 16 February 2018
  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • Meet at the Tower Entrance
  • Book online here

Scotland’s Craft Makers

  • Explore contemporary crafts in Scotland
  • Friday 16 March 2018
  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level) 
  • Book online here

We are finalists in Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2017!

Our Museum Socials programme has been short-listed, together with the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative.

We were nominated by Julie Baikie whose mum, Rae, has been coming to the Socials every week for over eight months. 

Julie wrote:

“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.”

Scotland's Dementia Awards Finalist

Museum Socials are inspired by Meet Me at MoMA. We are programming these with the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  

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Scotland's Early Silver

This stunning exhibition explores the impact of silver during the first millennium AD.
Event information


19 Jan - 16 Mar 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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