Museum Socials

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

Museum Socials

About Museum Socials

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.

Embroidered Stories
Hear about the fascinating histories woven into this unique collection of Scottish samplers, and try a simple embroidery craft.
Friday 21 December

Tae a Moose
Celebrate Burns’ poetry, songs and music.
Friday 18 January

Exploring East Asia
Celebrate the launch of our new gallery with activities and crafts.
Friday 15 February

Robots
Explore the wonderful world of robotics.
Friday 15 March

Meet at the Entrance Hall (street level)

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Museum Socials are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at National Museum of Scotland

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

26th October 2018 - 21st April 2019
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.
Robots

Robots

18th January 2019 - 5th May 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st March 2019 - 31st March 2019
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in March!
Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

29th March 2019
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Magic Carpet Minis

Magic Carpet Minis

5th April 2019
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet, especially for very little ones, at the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 0 - 2.
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.

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