Aspects of Age Exhibition

13 Nov 2019 - 30 Apr

42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH


Visit our exhibition at RCN Scotland
As life expectancy has increased, so too have our opportunities to do more for longer: today many people travel, engage in sport, find new relationships, volunteer for charities and more well into their 80s and beyond. This exhibition and event series explores the shift from institutional to home care over two centuries of older people’s nursing, from the workhouse and asylums of the Victorian era to the hospital and care home and beyond. Technology and public health initiatives have improved the support available to older people, and changed our lives significantly. As our population ages, we ask how nursing as a profession can continue to improve the lives of those over 75?

Visitor information

All our exhibitions are free to visit. 

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

Not in Edinburgh? You can also view the exhibition online

See our list of events for this season. 

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.  We offer large print guides of exhibition content and transcription of sounds clips. Assistance dogs are welcome.

If you have any other needs, please email us at and we will assist you wherever possible.

42 South Oswald Road

RCN Scotland Headquarters (Edinburgh)

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