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.

Enlightened Edinburgh

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 between 1766 and 1799

Glass retort used by Professor Joseph Black, a leading Enlightenment figure, between 1766 and 1799.

Scotland’s Industry: Working Engines

Friday 15 Sept 2017, 10.30-12 noon

Discover the engines that powered Scotland.

Newcomen engine

Above: The Newcomen engine.

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.  

Event information


18 Aug - 15 Sep 2017


Meet at the Tower Entrance, 10:15 for 10:30

How much

Free, including refreshments

Booking information

Call 0300 123 6789 to book your place or book online

Book online
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