Loan Boxes

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery runs a popular Reminiscence loans service, tailored for care homes and carers in the district. Please note, these are not suitable for loan to schools.

How to borrow a loan box

This service is free in the Horsham District and is available from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 4pm only.

  1. Choose a box from the list of loan boxes.
  2. Telephone the Museum on 01403 254959 allowing three working days before you wish to collect your box. This is because the services is administered by volunteers. Have a second and third choice in case your first choice is not available. You will be able to return a box and borrow one at the same time.
  3. Come into the Museum to collect your loan box, allowing time to sign the loan box form.

If you need help in using our Reminiscence boxes training is offered by the Museum either for individuals or small groups. Please telephone the Museum on 01403 254959 for further details or to book a session.

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact the Reminiscence Team at Horsham Museum and Art Gallery.

A full list of the boxes available can be found below together with detailed lists of the contents of each box.  Don't forget that we also have a selection of quiz boxes available covering four decades, music and music shows.

Loan boxes

Loan boxes (47.18 Kb)
This document shows a full list of the loan boxes, including quiz boxes available.

The Forties

The Forties (30.11 Kb)

Recycling - nothing new

Recycling - nothing new (29.51 Kb)

The Fifties

The Fifties (29.50 Kb)


Shopping (30.99 Kb)

The 1960s

The 1960s (23.70 Kb)

Sporting Life

Sporting Life (28.91 Kb)

The Old Bull and Bush

The Old Bull and Bush (29.40 Kb)

When we were young

When we were young (34.85 Kb)


Uniforms (34.62 Kb)

School days

School days (31.16 Kb)

Childhood years

Childhood years (42.64 Kb)

Holiday time

Holiday time (36.53 Kb)

Party time

Party time (36.38 Kb)

Let's spring clean

Let's spring clean (32.44 Kb)


Mealtimes (32.47 Kb)

Field, food and flowers

Field, food and flowers (29.90 Kb)

Courting days

Courting days (29.23 Kb)

Touching Memories

Touching Memories (28.93 Kb)

The 1970s

The 1970s (37.31 Kb)

Down memory lane

Down memory lane (31.41 Kb)

Those were the days

Those were the days (29.56 Kb)

The way we were

The way we were (35.28 Kb)

Hobbies and Pastimes

Hobbies and Pastimes (24.47 Kb)

Games we used to play

Games we used to play (26.66 Kb)

Hats Off

Hats Off (26.44 Kb)

Royal Family

Royal Family (35.82 Kb)

Allsorts of memories

Allsorts of memories (22.62 Kb)

A mixture of memories

A mixture of memories (31.65 Kb)

On The High Street A

On The High Street A (28.10 Kb)

On The High Street B

On The High Street B (29.87 Kb)

On The High Street C

On The High Street C (30.13 Kb)

A Treasure Chest of Memories

A Treasure Chest of Memories (37.71 Kb)

A Pot Pourri of Memories

A Pot Pourri of Memories (37.99 Kb)

Keeping up Appearances

Keeping up Appearances (30.94 Kb)

Trades and Professions

Trades and Professions (29.34 Kb)

Grandma's Medicine Chest

Grandma's Medicine Chest (33.01 Kb)

Last Updated ( 15 July 2014 14:44 )