Trowbridge Museum’s reminiscence service is available for use by care and residential homes, sheltered housing, independent living accommodation and any older peoples groups.

Images of historic people and events from Trowbridge Museum memory boxes

Our reminiscence boxes include lots of images of historic people and events

We have a range of memory boxes containing a amazing selection of artefacts, and images, clothing, hats and other period ephemera, which can be used in outreach sessions or as loans boxes. They are packed full of stimulating things and are great for encouraging conversation between residents, carers and families. Each memory boxes represents a different post-war decade, and we have some which cover the the period 1940’s to 1969, as well as a box containing objects from the 1930’s. We can also put together loan’s boxes for a specific subject, e.g. school, toys and games or WW2 – costs are the same as for the standard boxes.


For full details of each memory click on the links below:

 1940A                         1940B                            1950A   

1950B                         1960A                            1940 – 1969                    

We use experienced staff and volunteers to run our outreach sessions, which usually  last between 1 and 2 hours. They are suitable for up to 20 residents. We are available for outreach work Tuesday’s to Fridays, between 9.30am and 5pm.

Outreach sessions cost from £35 +VAT for venues within the parish of

Toys and games from Trowbridge Museum memory boxes

Toy and games are a great starting point for a reminiscence session – here’s Dougal from the Magic Roundabout, a skipping rope, a wind-up train and a Pelham Puppet

Trowbridge or you can run your own session in the museum for just £25 +VAT.

The memory boxes are available for hire for £25 +VAT for a month, and longer loans are available by arrangement. Please note that all boxes must be collected and returned by the loanee.

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