Exploring a Memory Box
Reading Museum has created an exciting Reminiscence Service. Designed for older members of the community our Memory Boxes contain objects from the Museum collections that spark recollections.
We have over 40 Memory Boxes covering a range of themes including 1950s Home Life, A Night Out, Royalty, Holiday and Home Medicine. Original objects, photographs, documents, smells and sounds draw the user back in time and place. These boxes are a valuable resource for the local community in Reading. They are available to health and social services professionals for use with individuals or groups.
The response to the Memory Boxes has been very enthusiastic, generating a great deal of pleasure and discussion. They have been used by Prospect Park Hospital for patients with memory loss and dementia, again with very positive outcomes. The boxes are delivered in partnership with Reading Mobile Library Service.
Yearly membership is £70. This includes a place on the training course for one member of staff. Additional places can be booked at £45 per person.
For further information about membership and training please contact us by calling 0118 937 3400 or by email.