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The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986


Welcome to the Living Memory Association.

Closure notice

Sadly The Wee Museum of Memory is closed at the moment. We miss seeing you face to face!

But we are still open for sharing memories and talking! It's what we do. We would love it if you had time to record your memories and send them to us at this time.
We can keep building up our archive of memories and share it with others.

Recording your own memories, guidelines (PDF, 110KB)

There are lots of ways you can send us you memories.
Write them down and send them to us by post (Please email us first at for a forwarding address);
Phone us up and have a chat - our phoneline is still open: 07714 783 726;
Use Facebook, Twitter or e-mail us at
Please do get in touch!

We are a reminiscence project based in Edinburgh and established in 1986. We believe that reminiscence can bring people together, regardless of their background or age. It’s a process of sharing, where we learn about other people’s lives. Some life experiences can be unique, others common to us all.

Our home is The Wee Museum of Memory at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre. It’s something a little different, a ‘hands on museum’ in a shopping mall. You are also welcome to visit us at our West Lothian Museum in Livingston.

We run reminiscences groups, arts and drama projects and work with schools. We provide reminiscence and oral history training and loan out memory boxes.

We have also gather in photographs for our archive, hosted by Edinburgh Collected. We now have around 3000 images available to browse online.

Look out for our podcasts; The Thelma tapes, Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard, Leith Lives, LifeStory, and Analog Rory's Tuesday Blues.

Easy-to-use reminiscence content on our
Thelma mini Website

To see all of our upcoming events
connect with us on facebook

Visit our photo archive on
edinburgh collected


Support us

All your donations help us to continue our work in reminescence.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Practical information

Contact us
by e-mail:
by phone: 07714 783 726

Find us
The Wee Museum of Memory (Edinburgh) is open 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.

The Wee Museum of Memory (West Lothian) is open 11am-3pm on Tuesdays.

Follow us
on Facebook, Twitter , Youtube and Instagram.