Reminiscence 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.  Please see Learning for more information on our education service.

The Reminiscence Loan Boxes are loaned free of charge to residential homes, sheltered accommodation and any club for the elderly throughout the Horsham District. The boxes are also available to organisations for the elderly outside the District for an annual fee of £100. This fee allows you to borrow as many boxes as you like and also gives you a discount on the fee for Reminiscence Training. We ask that you allow three working days notice before collecting your loan box.

For new organisation or new employees, reminiscence training is being offered by the Museum in the form of short sessions of two to three hours, either for individuals or small groups. The sessions will be held in the Hurst Room at the Museum and will hopefully be flexible enough to offer you the chance to attend, either as a newcomer to the service or as a refresher. The cost will be £15 per person per session (including refreshments). If a group from one centre want to attend training sessions the Museum will have the ability to deliver this to you at your location. Please telephone the Museum on 01403 254959 or email us for further details or to book a session.

How to borrow a loan box:

This service is free in the Horsham District and is available from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 4.45pm only.

  1. Choose a box from the list of loan boxes and quizes.  A full list is available to download.
  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.

A full list of the 37 Boxes and 9 Quiz boxes available can be found below. Please click on the individual box number for a detailed contents list for each box:

  1. The Forties
  2. Recycling - nothing new
  3. The Fifties
  4. Shopping
  5. The 1960s
  6. Sporting Life
  7. The Old Bull and Bush
  8. When we were young
  9. Uniforms
  10. School Days
  11. Childhood Years
  12. Holiday Time
  13. Party Time
  14. Let's spring Clean
  15. Mealtimes
  16. Field, food and flowers
  17. Courting days
  18. Touching Memories
  19. The 1970s
  20. Down memory lane
  21. Those were the days
  22. The way we were
  23. Hobbies and pastimes
  24. Games we used to play
  25. Hat's off
  26. Royal family
  27. Allsorts of memories
  28. A mixture of memories
  29. On the High Street A
  30. On the High Street B
  31. On the High Street C
  32. A treasure chest of memories
  33. A pot pourri of memories
  34. Keeping up appearances
  35. Grandma's medicine chest
  36. Trades and professions
  37. Out and about - New available from October 2014
  38. Wish you were here - New available from February 2015

Quiz Boxes

  1. 1940s and Entertainment
  2. 1950s and Royal Family
  3. 1960s and Advertising
  4. 1970s and Food & Drink
  5. Populatr music 1940-1960
  6. Songs from Hit Musicals
  7. Diamond Jubilee 2012
  8. Sporting Memories
  9. What is it (Mystery objects)

 

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

Last Updated ( 23 September 2014 12:22 )