Reminiscence Boxes

Reminiscence Boxes

Do you remember the clothes you wore to your first dance?
The music you danced to? The smell of carbolic soap?
Or high tea on a Sunday afternoon? 

Borrow a reminiscence box to bring back old times. 

Please note that the boxes are for care home organisations only. They are not suitable for school use. Below are two examples of our themed boxes.


Available for hire to care in the community organisations

Memories of home

Did you have a baking day? Were you good with a needle and thread? This selection of objects will bring back memories of home.

'Men in Mind' memories

What do you remember gentleman? What did you get up to as a lad? This box will bring back memories especially for men.

These are themed boxes of real objects to handle, photos to explore, sounds and smells to trigger memories and encourage conversation.

Reminiscence Box charges:

Box loan (per week) £10.00
Box loan (4 weeks) £35.00
Late returns £10.00

Themes include: Home, Going on a journey, Material world, Ready steady bake, Men in mind, Childhood

Borrow a box for £10 per week by contacting Peterborough Museum at We can give details of availability, loan periods and collection and return policies.