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Friday Friends

Our Friday Friends programme offers a welcoming space for visually impaired and D/deaf children and their families.

Friday Friends

About Friday Friends

6th Oct 2023 to 7th Jun 2024
2pm - 4pm on selected monthly dates - see event website
National Museum of Scotland
National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1JF
Free, Pre-booking required
Event organiser/part of Edinburgh Zoo
Visit the event website here

Since 2018, in partnership with The City of Edinburgh Council Additional support for learning service, monthly Friday Friends sessions have welcomed two groups to the museum:

D/deaf children and their families
Visually impaired children and their families
All children attend mainstream schools.

The groups meet monthly and explore the themes of the museum through objects, music, art and activities.

This year, Friday Friends sessions will also be running at Edinburgh Zoo and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


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