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.

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Amadeus & The Bard: 18th Century Cosmic Brothers

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Delve into a world of love, magic and music as Scottish Opera takes you for a night out at Poosie Nansie’s Inn, favourite haunt of a certain Rabbie Burns…
The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

4th October 2019 - 26th January 2020
Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display at National Museum of Scotland.
Chinese Oracle Bones

Chinese Oracle Bones

25th October 2019 - 29th March 2020
Discover some of the treasures within the National Museum Scotland's significant collection of oracle bones, the second largest in the world outside of China.
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6th December 2019 - 19th April 2020
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24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
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On this intermediate one-day workshop, suitable for those that have taken the taster workshop or beginners workshop, you will learn how to make two different types of fine silver ring.
The Language of Flowers
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Introduction to Paper Folding - Craft Scotland Summer Show 2019
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