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.

Temporary Closure notice

Following the latest Scottish Government announcement on COVID-19, The Wee Museums of Memory, both in Ocean Terminal and Livingston, are closed at the moment. We certainly miss seeing you face to face!

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

We wish you a lovely festive season and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon in 2021. Until then, please do get in touch!

What's on

There is always something happening at The Wee Museum of Memory!
Our next Introduction to Reminiscence Skills training day take place via ZOOM on Friday the 29th January 2021 from 10am to 1pm. Contact us to book your place.

We host weekly group sessions and publish a monthly reminiscence newsletter. To see all of our upcoming events, connect with us on facebook.

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.

Contact us

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.

To know more, please peek into Forgotten Songs from the Broom Cupboard's blog.

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.