The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986

Welcome to the Living Memory Association.

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.

A ‘Summer to Remember’ at The Wee Museum of Memory

Join us for a fun summer of children activities at The Wee Museum of Memory, in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh.
Drop in to play with old toys, take part in craft activities, do our Bobby’s Heritage Trail around the shopping centre showcasing objects from the past. More info about the event.

What's on

Join us for a ‘Summer to Remember’ full of children activities at The Wee Museum of Memory!

Our next Introduction to Reminiscence Skills training day will take place Friday 24th September 2021 at The Wee Museum of Memory. Contact us to book your place.

Take a look at our Youtube channel, we produce reminiscence videos focusing on different themes. We also publish a monthly newsletter.

See what's on

The Wee Museum of Memory

Our home is The Wee Museum of Memory at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh. It’s something a little different, a ‘hands on museum’. We are open to public everyday; 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.
You can also find us in Livingston, at our West Lothian unit.

We run reminiscences groups and work with schools, please contact us to join a regular session or arrange a visit. If you want to run your own reminiscence group we have memory boxes that you can borrow.

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Thelma Podcast

We launched Thelma Podcast in March 2019. We describe them as Records and Reminiscence because that’s what it is.
A mixture of archive recordings from over the years, and music from our huge collection of donated 78 and vinyl records, so what better use can they be put to than our very own podcasts.

As not everyone 'does' online, we've started producing our podcasts on CDs. If you know someone who would like to listen to some memories in this way, please contact us

Browse our podcasts

Support us

The Living Memory Association, which was established in 1986, is an Edinburgh based group that aims to bring people together through reminiscence.
If you appreciate what we do, please help us to continue our work in reminiscence. We're looking for volunteers to help, with hours to suit yourself seven days a week, all ages welcome.

The Living Memory Association needs funds to support its work. Any help would be very much appreciated. With thanks.