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 not suitable for school use.

Available for hire to clubs, organisations and care in the community

Memories of childhood

Remember the games you played? The toys you always wanted? Here are items to help you recall carefree times.

Going on a journey

Where were your summer holidays? Did you go by car, train or bus? This box will bring back memories of journeys past.

Everyday memories

What are your strongest memories? Fish and chips in newspaper? The corner shop that had everything you needed?

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

Contact us

Use the form below to contact us about borrowing a Reminiscence Box, or call us on 01733 864 663

Please note: All bookings are subject to availability, and the Museum cannot guarantee that boxes will not be withdrawn without notice for maintenance or other purposes. During hire periods the objects are the responsibility of the hirer, loss or damaged items will have to be paid for.


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