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, but due to covid-19 training is currently unavailable)
- Mini boxes to use at home with an elderly friend or relative (a refundable £10 deposit is required. Due to covid-19 Mini boxes are unavailable)
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.