Outreach

Would you like the museum to come to you? The outreach service takes the museum out into the community.

We can book loan boxes and reminiscence boxes for schools and help community groups to develop exhibitions, we also offer talks and activities. Please contact us to discover what we can do for you. Email  or phone 0131 529 6365, or check out our Outreach and Access blog.

Outreach staff working with young people

Loan Boxes


Explore history and travel the world with our exciting loan boxes. Each loan box is packed full of museum objects and teacher's notes and can be borrowed for use in the classroom.

The loan boxes will bring history and other cultures to life. The service is completely free and loan boxes can be borrowed for a two week period. 

Contents of a reminiscence box from the Museums' outreach service

Reminiscence Boxes


Do you remember when…?
Bring back the past with our range of reminiscence boxes.

Explore the war, everyday life, work and childhood by looking at and touching objects from the past. The boxes are available for any group of older people in the community to borrow free of charge.