Reminiscience boxes


Need a speaker for your community group? One of our curators can provide an exciting an informative talk on the objects that we care for at The Museum Store. We can even bring some along.

Charges apply. Book us by contacting the store via email or phone.


Reminiscence is the act of recalling past experiences…and we have a fantastic box full of objects from the 1970s to help you do so.

From vinyl records to platform shoes, we are sure that something in this box will take you back in time!



This service is available to groups of all ages. Boxes can be borrowed for up to 1 month for £10 (with a £50 returnable deposit)

We also have another box available ‘An Evening Out’ filled with items from the 1950s and 1960s, that will inspire memories of getting ready for that special night out. Examples of what is in the box:

Hair curlers, gloves and scarves, images of the opening of the Rex cinema in Berkhamsted and war time songs.

There is a charge of £10 per box for a month long period, plus a £50 returnable deposit is required.

If you are interested in booking our boxes please contact us at: or call us at 01442 879525

Feedback from users

(The box) “brought back happy memories” – Dunsland House Residential Care Home

“One gentleman was excited to find a Rolls Razor. His Son found more information on the internet. He enjoyed reading and telling everyone” – The Lodge, Hemel Hempstead

(The objects were) “‘things that everyone could enjoy regardless of what part of the country they lived in” – The Lodge, Hemel Hempstead

“One lady thought she saw her sister in the photograph and started talking about her family” – The Alzheimer’s Society

“The Brylcream. People remembered Denis Compton advertising it” – U3A History Group Tring