Memory Boxes 

Memories can make you laugh and smile, reminiscing about the “old” days.  Why not borrow a box full of magical objects and connect with times gone by.

Lancashire County Council’s Memory Box scheme has boxes available based on a theme and containing objects designed to unlock wonderful memories from the past. 

The themes include –

  • Childhood
  • Holidays
  • Celebrations
  • Home & Household
  • Working Life/Textiles
  • Sport/Services
  • Entertainment & Going Out

WHY would I borrow a memory box?

  • to help trigger the memories of someone you are caring for
  • to encourage conversations on an individual or group basis
  • to stimulate senses such as smell, hearing, touch

Anyone can borrow a memory box to enjoy good times with a friend, relative or someone you care for professionally.

Memory box loans are FREE of charge to Lancashire Library members and they are for a period of up to four weeks.  Our memory boxes may be collected and returned to any Lancashire library by prior arrangement.

Please contact the Museum Loans Service by email  

or by telephone on: 01772 534067.