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Memory Boxes & Bags

Halton Libraries have a collection of memory boxes and memory bags which can be borrowed from any Halton Library. Each one contains a collection of books, photographs, replicas and multi-sensory objects around a theme, to stimulate memories and discussion for people with dementia.

For more information ask at your local library


Memory Boxes

Every box contains local photographs and books, a book from the Pictures to Share series, replicas of posters, labels and pictures, smell bottles, a music CD and objects of the time, such as toys and household implements.

They are available to be borrowed by anyone in the community.

Themes include:

  • Childhood
  • Handicrafts
  • Holidays
  • Housework
  • In the Garden
  • School days
  • Sporting Life
  • Transport
  • Wartime
  • Working Life

Memory Bags

These are now available. They have similar contents but are smaller and more portable for people who want to use them in their own homes or one to one. Themes cover:

  • Everton Football Club
  • “Going to the Pictures”
  • Liverpool Football Club
  • Widnes Vikings