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Calendar of annual awareness events

Calendar of annual awareness events

Public advocacy or awareness days can be a great way for museums to celebrate their collections, engage with audiences, and raise awareness of social causes.

Museums can join in by sharing content on social media, hosting events, or promoting themselves in the press.

Below are some of the days that are likely to be of relevance to Scottish museums. 

Burns Night (25th January)

Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January)

National Storytelling Week (28th January – 5th February 2023)

LGBT History Month (February)

International Women's Day (8th March)

British Science Week (10th-19th March 2023)

Autism Acceptance Month (April)

World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April)

International Museums Day (18th May)

Pride Month (June)

Gypsy, Roma and Traveler Month (June)

Museum Week (13th-19th June 2022)

Disability Pride Month (July)

South Asian Heritage Month (18th July- 17th August)

World Photography Day (19th August)

Wiki Loves Monuments (September)

Ask A Museum Day (13th September 2023)

World Tourism Day (27th September)

Scotland's Climate Week (26th September - 2nd October 2022)

National Sporting Heritage Day (30th September)

Black History Month (October)

Scottish Museums Day (3rd October)

Book Week Scotland (14th-20th November 2022)

St Andrew’s Day (30th November)