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Museum on the Move

Museum on the Move

North Lincolnshire Museum service can offer access to real and replica objects. Our workshops and activities can have many mental and physical benefits for adults. These include promoting confidence and self worth and stimulating communication.

Most of our resources can be booked as outreach activities. We can provide hands-on sessions in a variety of settings including care homes, community centres and sheltered housing.

We can tailor make a session to the interests of your group. Please ask if you have a particular interest or idea for a session in mind.

Many of our sessions have a minimum and maximum number. Please enquire when you book.

Our trained staff will use multi-sensory museum objects to stimulate conversation about past times. Recent research shows that reminiscence work with older people and people with dementia can have many positive outcomes including improved well-being and cognition.

We will deliver the sessions at your venue at a time that suits your clients. Each session lasts for one hour.

North Lincolnshire Museum has a large collection of real and replica handling objects.

We have put together a selection of themed boxes that can be used by care homes and community groups for use in reminiscence sessions.

Each box contains around 16 to 20 objects or photographs associated with the theme. The box also contains a detailed list of contents and a set of handling guidelines.

It is important that you do a risk assessment before using the objects with your group.

Memory boxes available

Afternoon Tea

Toast, jam and a pot of tea. Memories of delicate china and cosy tea rooms in this box.

Bathroom Cabinet

Strange remedies for curious aliments, plus potions to keep you looking perfect! 

Brass Rubbing

Get creative with crayons and our Medieval brasses.

British Monarchy

From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II – a celebration of the British Royal family.

Corner Shop

The sound of the bell above the door and the feel of the money we used to spend.

Daily Grind

Remember how to get washing whiter than white and the fireplace blacker than black!

Forty Winks

The bedtime routine and how to get a good night’s sleep!

Home Economics

From kitchen to table. Everyday kitchen items that you may not recognise.

Mystery Objects

A selection of interesting and challenging objects to test your brain. Quiz sheets included.

A Night on the Town

Everything to get ready for a night out, from cosmetics to costume.

A Trip to the Seaside

Sun, sea and sand in your picnic! Memories of a day at the seaside.


The best days of your life? Remember what the school bell sounded like and what your blazer felt like!

Sunday Best

Dress in your best for a trip to church then home for roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. Remember lazy Sundays with this box.

Toy Chest

Traditional toys and games to bring back childhood memories.

Trivial Pursuits - Home Comforts

A sing-song round the piano or knitting by the fire. Indoor hobbies to keep you busy on long dark nights.

Trivial Pursuits - The Great Outdoors

Cycling, rambling and twitching - for lovers of the great outdoors, come rain or shine!

War Time Memories

Ration books, recipes and memories of life on the home front.


The fabulous 50s - the era of the Festival of Britain and crimplene suits.


Funky fabric, vinyl records and a plastic coat! Remember the swinging 60s with this box.


Go back to the 1970s - discover Trolls, Blue Peter and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

Contact details


01724 297055

North Lincolnshire Museum
Oswald Road
North Lincolnshire
DN15 7BD

Opening hours

North Lincolnshire Museum

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: 1pm to 4pm

Courtyard Tearoom

Monday to Saturday: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Sunday: 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Last updated: 16/05/2017