The Wee Museum of Memory

The Wee Museum of Memory The Living Memory Association is a reminiscence project which has been around since 1986 & now thrives at The Wee Museum of Memory in Ocean Terminal where around 100 people of all ages & nationalities pop in each day to engage with objects from the past.

The Wee Museum of Memory is free to enter. At our two reminiscence centre museums you can come in and do some impromptu reminiscing. There is usually one of our team available for a blether. Feel free to pick up objects and look at our nostalgic photographs. Primary school children, handling the wide variety of objects on display, ask what some of them could possibly be used for. Brought up with l

The Wee Museum of Memory is free to enter. At our two reminiscence centre museums you can come in and do some impromptu reminiscing. There is usually one of our team available for a blether. Feel free to pick up objects and look at our nostalgic photographs. Primary school children, handling the wide variety of objects on display, ask what some of them could possibly be used for. Brought up with l

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Kermit's a bit under the weather...Perhaps the knitting was too exciting or maybe he's been eating too many sweeties. Th...
09/09/2021

Kermit's a bit under the weather...
Perhaps the knitting was too exciting or maybe he's been eating too many sweeties. The doctor has advised a dose of something to get things moving. Syrup of Figs, Gregory's Powder, Lixen or maybe some Castor Oil...Do you remember being given a weekly dose on a Friday night? Maybe your mum made you swallow a spoonful of malt extract or rosehip syrup to boost your vitamins and energy or gave you 'Ipecacuanha wine and Syrup of Squills' to get rid of your cough...

We are always happy to hear any memories about home remedies so pop into The Wee Museum of Memory Living Memory Association in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre to share them or post them on facebook.

#laxatives #syrupofsquills #syrupoffigs #gregoryspowder #castoroil

Kermit's a bit under the weather...
Perhaps the knitting was too exciting or maybe he's been eating too many sweeties. The doctor has advised a dose of something to get things moving. Syrup of Figs, Gregory's Powder, Lixen or maybe some Castor Oil...Do you remember being given a weekly dose on a Friday night? Maybe your mum made you swallow a spoonful of malt extract or rosehip syrup to boost your vitamins and energy or gave you 'Ipecacuanha wine and Syrup of Squills' to get rid of your cough...

We are always happy to hear any memories about home remedies so pop into The Wee Museum of Memory Living Memory Association in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre to share them or post them on facebook.

#laxatives #syrupofsquills #syrupoffigs #gregoryspowder #castoroil

Today’s featured magazine is The Illustrated London News from Saturday March 18th 1961.  The publication appeared first ...
07/09/2021

Today’s featured magazine is The Illustrated London News from Saturday March 18th 1961.

The publication appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content, and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine.

We have a vast range of excellent reading material from the past at our Wee Museum in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, come in and have a seat and a read on Edinburgh’s comfiest couches!

Today’s featured magazine is The Illustrated London News from Saturday March 18th 1961.

The publication appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content, and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine.

We have a vast range of excellent reading material from the past at our Wee Museum in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, come in and have a seat and a read on Edinburgh’s comfiest couches!

06/09/2021
Old TVs, Radios, Record Players & Phones

With the help of hundreds of our donated objects at the Wee Museum in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre we have created a series of #reminiscence videos which are designed to spark memories and conversation in elders and those living with #dementia. All of these can be accessed from our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT6erdp1sl8&list=PLIua2TATOLxsvntms8U6CAr1lkfm_MRJ4 and come complete with suggested questions. The episode below is dedicated to old TVS, #record players, radios and phones and if you would like to check out any of these items yourself please come on down to visit us at the Wee Museum, right beside The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA on the top floor. Open today and every day!

Knit one, purl one, slip one, stitch one...Kermit's getting knotted...This week #Kermit is trying his hand at knitting, ...
03/09/2021

Knit one, purl one, slip one, stitch one...Kermit's getting knotted...
This week #Kermit is trying his hand at knitting, having seen Tom Daley knitting his medal cover at the Olympics. He's hoping he might inspire other knitters to donate a square for our memory blanket.

You are welcome to pop into The Wee Museum of Memory to hand in a square or bring your wool and needles and join us for a knit and blether on a Thursday morning. Like Kermit, we are all learners and we would love to hear your stories about learning to knit
#knitting #blanket #memory

Knit one, purl one, slip one, stitch one...Kermit's getting knotted...
This week #Kermit is trying his hand at knitting, having seen Tom Daley knitting his medal cover at the Olympics. He's hoping he might inspire other knitters to donate a square for our memory blanket.

You are welcome to pop into The Wee Museum of Memory to hand in a square or bring your wool and needles and join us for a knit and blether on a Thursday morning. Like Kermit, we are all learners and we would love to hear your stories about learning to knit
#knitting #blanket #memory

Object of the day in our Wee Museum is this slightly downhearted looking Wally Dug (did they always look sad?).  Did you...
02/09/2021

Object of the day in our Wee Museum is this slightly downhearted looking Wally Dug (did they always look sad?). Did you have one (or two) of these guys on top of your mantlepiece or on a sideboard at home? Or do you perhaps still have one on display?

Staffordshire dog figurines is the fancy name for these ornaments. They tended to be matching pairs of pottery spaniel dogs, standing guard, which were habitually placed on mantelpieces in 19th-century homes. Mainly manufactured in Staffordshire pottery, these earthenware figures were also made in other English counties and in Scotland. They are also known as hearth spaniels or fireplace dogs as they were positioned on top of the mantelpiece. Many other breeds were produced, particularly the greyhound, though the spaniels were especially popular and this is attributed to royalty favouring the King Charles Spaniel breed. In Scotland, they were colloquially termed Wally dugs and were manufactured in bulk at potteries in places such as Pollokshaws in Glasgow and Portobello near Edinburgh.

Thanks to the wonderful Wikipedia for extra background info!

Object of the day in our Wee Museum is this slightly downhearted looking Wally Dug (did they always look sad?). Did you have one (or two) of these guys on top of your mantlepiece or on a sideboard at home? Or do you perhaps still have one on display?

Staffordshire dog figurines is the fancy name for these ornaments. They tended to be matching pairs of pottery spaniel dogs, standing guard, which were habitually placed on mantelpieces in 19th-century homes. Mainly manufactured in Staffordshire pottery, these earthenware figures were also made in other English counties and in Scotland. They are also known as hearth spaniels or fireplace dogs as they were positioned on top of the mantelpiece. Many other breeds were produced, particularly the greyhound, though the spaniels were especially popular and this is attributed to royalty favouring the King Charles Spaniel breed. In Scotland, they were colloquially termed Wally dugs and were manufactured in bulk at potteries in places such as Pollokshaws in Glasgow and Portobello near Edinburgh.

Thanks to the wonderful Wikipedia for extra background info!

31/08/2021

We have gathered hundreds of hours of reminiscence over the years here from our wonderful visitors and friends, and much of it has found its way onto our podcasts, the full selection of which can be found at https://www.livingmemory.org.uk/podcast.php The clip below is from the ‘Music Memories’ edition. What can you remember of the first gig you ever attended?

30/08/2021
Baby Blankets & Bunnies

We are open today at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, welcoming you to the past through our collection of donated treasures. Pop in for a browse, a cup of tea or a chat, and wander from the 1920s to the 1980s...

We have a Reminiscence skills training session scheduled for 24th September here in our Wee Museum at Ocean Terminal Sho...
26/08/2021

We have a Reminiscence skills training session scheduled for 24th September here in our Wee Museum at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, limited spaces still available. Contact John at [email protected] to book a spot. Prices are £60 or £35 concession including very tasty high end Marks and Spencer sandwich lunch! This course is also available over Zoom to book (as a group) separately from anywhere in the world.

All shares much appreciated!

A muppet's work is never done...This week #Kermit has been working hard doing the washing using one of the washboards an...
26/08/2021

A muppet's work is never done...
This week #Kermit has been working hard doing the washing using one of the washboards and a bar of soap...his nails are suffering something terrible!
Pop into the #TheWeeMuseumofMemory any day to see more of Kermit's washday memorabilia. Do you remember using a mangle, a washing dolly, wooden tongs, wooden pegs, Coleman's Azure Blue, Orlando Jones cold water starch, Persil for the whitest, white wash or Fairy Snow with 3p off?
Living Memory Association
#washing #washboard #memories

A muppet's work is never done...
This week #Kermit has been working hard doing the washing using one of the washboards and a bar of soap...his nails are suffering something terrible!
Pop into the #TheWeeMuseumofMemory any day to see more of Kermit's washday memorabilia. Do you remember using a mangle, a washing dolly, wooden tongs, wooden pegs, Coleman's Azure Blue, Orlando Jones cold water starch, Persil for the whitest, white wash or Fairy Snow with 3p off?
Living Memory Association
#washing #washboard #memories

Magazine of the day here at our Wee Museum is the Picture Post from 8th October 1949.  This was a photojournalistic maga...
26/08/2021

Magazine of the day here at our Wee Museum is the Picture Post from 8th October 1949.

This was a photojournalistic magazine published in the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1957 an is considered a pioneering example of photojournalism. It was an immediate success, selling 1,700,000 copies a week after only two months. It has been called the UK's equivalent of Life magazine.

The magazine’s editorial stance was liberal, anti-Fascist and populist and from its inception, Picture Post campaigned against the persecution of Jews in N**i Germany. In the 26 November 1938 issue, a picture story was run entitled "Back to the Middle Ages": photographs of Adolf Hi**er, Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Göring were contrasted with the faces of those scientists, writers and actors they were persecuting.

Thanks to the ever wonderful Wikipedia for background info on this mag, which is one of hundreds of great publications from the past that we have here at The Wee Museum of Memory. Pop in and have a comfy seat on our couches, grab a magazine or newspaper from 70 years ago and drift off back into the past!

Does anyone remember buying the Picture Post? And can anyone identify the cover star from this issue?

Magazine of the day here at our Wee Museum is the Picture Post from 8th October 1949.

This was a photojournalistic magazine published in the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1957 an is considered a pioneering example of photojournalism. It was an immediate success, selling 1,700,000 copies a week after only two months. It has been called the UK's equivalent of Life magazine.

The magazine’s editorial stance was liberal, anti-Fascist and populist and from its inception, Picture Post campaigned against the persecution of Jews in N**i Germany. In the 26 November 1938 issue, a picture story was run entitled "Back to the Middle Ages": photographs of Adolf Hi**er, Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Göring were contrasted with the faces of those scientists, writers and actors they were persecuting.

Thanks to the ever wonderful Wikipedia for background info on this mag, which is one of hundreds of great publications from the past that we have here at The Wee Museum of Memory. Pop in and have a comfy seat on our couches, grab a magazine or newspaper from 70 years ago and drift off back into the past!

Does anyone remember buying the Picture Post? And can anyone identify the cover star from this issue?

Is anyone free today to pop down and try to cheer up these dogs?  We are open until 4 with free parking and free #memori...
24/08/2021

Is anyone free today to pop down and try to cheer up these dogs? We are open until 4 with free parking and free #memories at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in #Leith, on the top floor right beside Royal Yacht Brittania Edinburgh

Is anyone free today to pop down and try to cheer up these dogs? We are open until 4 with free parking and free #memories at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in #Leith, on the top floor right beside Royal Yacht Brittania Edinburgh

23/08/2021

Today presents what is scientifically known as ‘perfect museum weather’. Come on down to our Wee Museum at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and alongside a treasure trove of wonderful artefacts from the past you might be lucky enough to see Miles pushing around an old fashioned pram, happily whistling to himself...

Another week...another story...Today Kermit is busy on his memoirs and remembering how hard it is to use a manual typewr...
19/08/2021

Another week...another story...
Today Kermit is busy on his memoirs and remembering how hard it is to use a manual typewriter! He's thinking he might record his memories and get someone else to type them up...
Do you have any memories you would like to share with us: school days, work, family and home, hobbies...
Pop into the The Wee Museum of Memory at Living Memory Association in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre any day - we're always delighted to have a reminisce!
#memories #typewriters #kermit

Another week...another story...
Today Kermit is busy on his memoirs and remembering how hard it is to use a manual typewriter! He's thinking he might record his memories and get someone else to type them up...
Do you have any memories you would like to share with us: school days, work, family and home, hobbies...
Pop into the The Wee Museum of Memory at Living Memory Association in Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre any day - we're always delighted to have a reminisce!
#memories #typewriters #kermit

19/08/2021

Since we started gathering images in 2002 Living Memory Association has amassed over 4000 images of the past. If you have any much loved physical photos of life or family in days gone by which you would like digitised and added to our collection please drop us a message.

17/08/2021

We are open today and every day, come on down to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and visit us to check out a multitude of treasures including these tiny shoes from the 1930s with a wonderful story attached...

Since we opened in 1986 we have gathered a massive collection of donated shellac #78rpm records.   Miles Tubb has brough...
16/08/2021
Forgotten songs from the broom cupboard: FS73: Teresa Brewer, Mary Ford to Wingie Malone & Fats Waller

Since we opened in 1986 we have gathered a massive collection of donated shellac #78rpm records. Miles Tubb has brought them back to life in recent times with our excellent 'Forgotten Songs from the Broom Cupboard' podcast. Check out episode 73 now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Deezer or at the link below, packed with fantastic (and occasionally scratchy) tunes and lovely chat...

https://forgottensongs.libsyn.com/fs73-teresa-brewer-mary-ford-to-wingie-malone-fats-waller

78 rpm records & cylinders fan group 78rpm-Club 78Man

The Wang, Wang Blues- Teresa Brewer, Take me in your arms- Les Paul and Mary Ford, The Duke's idea and Skyliner- Charlie Barnet-, Keep your seats please- George Formby, I never knew heaven could speak- Bob Crosby, vocals Marion Mann, Effie Atherton-Dennis the Menace, Jimmie Rodgers- Away out on the....

Anyone got a Miss Piggy?Kermit's a bit tired and lonely, what with being involved with #BobbysTrail and playing the pian...
12/08/2021

Anyone got a Miss Piggy?
Kermit's a bit tired and lonely, what with being involved with #BobbysTrail and playing the piano last week...so he's having a lie down in one of our dolls' prams. It would be lovely if we could find a Miss Piggy to join him on his adventures in The Wee Museum of Memory at Living Memory Association...
#Kermit #MissPiggy #Muppets

We are still running Bobby's Trail. Pop in and collect your question sheet and spot the objects in the windows at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre #Getintosummer #MuseumsandGalleriesScotland

Anyone got a Miss Piggy?
Kermit's a bit tired and lonely, what with being involved with #BobbysTrail and playing the piano last week...so he's having a lie down in one of our dolls' prams. It would be lovely if we could find a Miss Piggy to join him on his adventures in The Wee Museum of Memory at Living Memory Association...
#Kermit #MissPiggy #Muppets

We are still running Bobby's Trail. Pop in and collect your question sheet and spot the objects in the windows at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre #Getintosummer #MuseumsandGalleriesScotland

Portobello Toddlers Hut About To Dress Up As Muppets For Float At Portobello Gala Day in 1985.And the man himself extrem...
05/08/2021

Portobello Toddlers Hut About To Dress Up As Muppets For Float At Portobello Gala Day in 1985.

And the man himself extremely happy after a piano playing session at The Wee Museum of Memory. Did anyone take part in the Porty Gala Day? Or do you perhaps have your very own Kermit at home?

#memories Awesome Porty Living Memory Association Talk Porty ~ Portobello

Any Porty friends remember donkey rides?
03/08/2021

Any Porty friends remember donkey rides?

Now that there are no donkey rides on #Portobello beach like the one being enjoyed here by Anne Stephen (née Seggie) in 1935, it is a much better idea to visit The Wee Museum of Memory today instead and stay well clear of all that annoying sunshine. Come along to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and visit us (for free, unlike donkey rides!) to check out our wonderful donated artefacts dating from the 1920s right up to the glorious 1980s.

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The Wee Museum Of Memory, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive
Edinburgh
EH6 6JJ

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 4pm
Thursday 10:30am - 4pm
Friday 10:30am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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