Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986

The Wee Museum of Memory

The Living Memory Association has been around since 1986 in various locations. Our home is The Wee Museum of Memory at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh. We are a hands-on museum, open to the public every day; 10.30am-4pm on weekdays and 11am-4pm at weekends. We attract a diverse daily crowd of around a hundred visitors. Some drop by for a quick glance, while others engage in leisurely exploration.

The smell of a National Dried Milk tin, a pretty little bottle of Evening in Paris, or even a chunky bar of Carbolic soap from the ledge of the scrubbing board can be powerfully evocative. A lot of the household gadgets, old woodwork tools, and school photographs bring memories flooding back and visitors from as near as Leith and as far away as Australia find common ground as they reminisce and tell their stories to each other.

The Wee Museum of Memory's Practical information

Opening hours

The Wee Museum of Memory is open 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.


Find us on the second floor, next to Britannia, at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.


Edinburgh Trams, stop: Ocean Terminal


10, 34, 35, 36, 200
stop: Ocean Terminal

Parking and access

Free parking.
Disabled access is excellent. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be hired for free from Ocean Terminal reception (more information about this on Ocean Terminal website).