Due to national lockdown rules, our memory box service is currently suspended.
Our Memory Boxes and quizzes are designed to spark recollections and encourage reminiscence and conversation. Each of our 44 boxes contains objects, photographs and documents from the Museum collections on a particular theme.
The boxes are free to borrow and are particularly useful to use with people living with dementia. There are two types of memory boxes available:
- Boxes for care homes, clubs and groups (training is usually provided to new borrowers for £15 per person)
- Mini boxes to use at home with an elderly friend or relative (a refundable £10 deposit is required)
All boxes and quizzes are loaned for two weeks.
Select a box from the drop-down list and click View box contents to see a full contents list.
We have adapted our memory box service so it can still be used within organisations, clubs and care home settings in a way that minimises infection risk for both the users of the box and the museum staff and volunteers.