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
Toast, jam and a pot of tea. Memories of delicate china and cosy tea rooms in this box.
Strange remedies for curious aliments, plus potions to keep you looking perfect!
Get creative with crayons and our Medieval brasses.
From Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II – a celebration of the British Royal family.
The sound of the bell above the door and the feel of the money we used to spend.
Remember how to get washing whiter than white and the fireplace blacker than black!
The bedtime routine and how to get a good night’s sleep!
From kitchen to table. Everyday kitchen items that you may not recognise.
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!
Dress in your best for a trip to church then home for roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. Remember lazy Sundays with this box.
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.