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Museum Reminiscence Services

We have a variety of resources to enhance reminiscence work with older people in our community. The objects within them can also be used to stimulate young people to explore their culture and heritage and can offer inspiration for creative work to writers and artists.

Reminiscence Box Loan Service

We have ten large boxes and a fast growing selection of mini kits on a variety of topics to enhance reminiscence work with older people in our community. The objects within them can also be used to stimulate young people to explore their culture and heritage and can offer inspiration for creative work to writers and artists. Please email Museums with requests and to check availability.

The ten large boxes are:

Holmes Garden Reminiscence

  • Household: General
  • Household: Gentlemen
  • Household: Ladies
  • Schooldays
  • Washday
  • Royal Family
  • Transport
  • Children's Games
  • Mining
  • Wartime

Mini kits include:

Seaside reminiscence kit

  •  Seaside
  •  Making Soup
  •  Going Out
  •  DIY
  •  Baby
  •  Home Remedies
  •  Gentlemen's Hobbies
  •  Ladies' Homecrafts
  •  Christmas 1
  •  Christmas 2
  •  Afternoon Tea
  • Cleaning and Mending
  • Gents Grooming
  • Gents Going Out
  • Holidays UK
  • Holidays Abroad
  • In the Pub

Contact the museums service for further information and to book a box. Each box comes with background notes on the objects and some tips on reminiscence work.