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.
Friday 17 February 2017, 10:30-12 noon
See early pinhole cameras and stereo viewers.
Friday 17 March 2017, 10:30-12 noon
Discover objects from our new Science and Technology galleries.
Fri 21 April 2017, 10.30-12 noon
Explore the life and legacy of the Scottish naturalist and advocate for wilderness in the USA.
Fri 19 May 2017,
Discover how animals adapt to survive in different habitats.
Fri 16 June 2017, 10.30-12 noon
Explore ritual and performance masks from around the world.
Friday 21 July 2017, 10.30-12 noon
Explore ancient Egyptian objects.
Friday 18 August 2017, 10.30-12 noon
Discover people and stories from the Capital in the 18th century.
Glass retort used by Professor Joseph Black, a leading Enlightenment figure, between 1766 and 1799.
Discover the engines that powered Scotland.
Friday 15 Sept 2017, 10.30-12 noon