Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986

Reminiscence and School visiting groups

We can comfortably accommodate adult groups of up to 12 people. We can squeeze in school classes of up to 25 students, split in two groups. Sessions last about an hour and we usually have a cup of tea, coffee or juice.

Reminiscence session

Our reminiscence group sessions for visitors typically run for approximately 45 minutes and offer a slideshow featuring old photos or a session involving various objects from the past. These sessions can revolve around specific themes such as childhood, cinema, food, and school days, or simply provide a casual, general reminiscence conversation. Both of our reminiscence centres are designed to create a comfortable and informal living room-like atmosphere, emphasising a relaxed and welcoming environment.

School visit

Children tend to greatly enjoy the interactive nature of our museum, where they can handle various items. We can customize our sessions to align with specific themes, such as 'Granny's Kitchen,' 'Wartime and Rationing,' or 'Toys and Games.' In the past, teachers have divided their classes for these activities. Additionally, our volunteers are often available to engage with the children, sharing their own personal memories and enhancing the learning experience.

How to book a visit

Contact us to book a session.


There is no charge for community groups or council run care homes or projects. A donation is always welcome though.


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