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.

January 2021 update

We are sorry that our Wee Museums of Memory are closed to visitors at the moment but we are still open for sharing memories and talking! It is what we do. We would love it if you had time to record your memories and send them back to us at this time. We can keep building up our archive of memories and share it with others.

We have a whole range of different ways that you can become involved in our work, or simply listen to or watch our resources for pleasures:


We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Until then, stay safe and well!

What's on

Our next Introduction to Reminiscence Skills training day takes place via ZOOM on Friday the 29th January 2021 from 10am to 1pm. Contact us to book your place.

We publish a monthly reminiscence newsletter, please do share your memories with us so they can be included in a future issue.

While we are closed to visitors, engage with us through our Youtube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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’. Sadly we are closed at the moment, but we are looking forward seeing you very soon!
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.

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