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.

Welcome to The Wee Hub!

Ocean Terminal has given us this exciting opportunity to use the unit that was formerly Debenhams for a year, to bring a new community and heritage space to Leith and Edinburgh, showcasing various arts, sports, and community groups.

As well as hosting many community groups and projects, we have a dancefloor, a children’s play area, and a heritage and learning area. The Hub offers a space for all, so please feel free to have a wander around and explore!

Some of the groups coming to The Wee Hub space will include:
Sikh Sanjog / Salle Holyrood Fencing Club / Thistle Model Railway Makers / Think Circus / Giraffe About Town / Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival / Street Soccer / Tinderbox / Citadel Youth / Newhaven Heritage / Pianodrome

If you have a group or a project, and would like to get involved in The Wee Hub, please contact: We would love to hear from you.

The Wee Hub is open daily to the public: 11am to 4pm.
Find it at the first floor of Ocean Terminal.

What's on

Our next Introduction to Reminiscence Skills training days will take place on Wednesday 6 April, online. Contact us to book your place.

Take a look at our blog to know everything about what is happening at The Wee Museum of Memory.

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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 museum.

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.

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.