The following museums offer loan resources to the public for use in the community:

Christchurch MansionHalesworth and District | Laxfield Museum | Lowestoft & East Suffolk Maritime | Mildenhall Museum | Moyse’s Hall MuseumMuseum of East Anglian Life | Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum


Mini kitchen cabinet
Mini kitchen cabinet

Rekindling Memories is a Suffolk Museums scheme offering a range of loan resources for use by community groups, residential homes, carers’ organisations and dementia groups. These items provide a fun way of recalling the past, helping people to connect through shared experience and inspiring contact and friendship. Please download the Rekindling Memories Leaflet to find out more.

Mini displays

Currently we offer a choice of two special Rekindling Memories table-top activity displays in the form of a scaled-down kitchen cabinet and old-fashioned wardrobe. Each  comes with its own memory prompts and a range of associated items, roughly covering the period of the 1950s  to the 1980s. We also supply some user guidance and ideas for ways to  get groups interacting.  They are ideal for use with community groups and in residential or day care settings. Measuring 850mm x 450mm x 280mm the displays will easily fit into the average car for transportation. There are 4 in total (two of each). Please get in touch with one of the following museums for further details on how to borrow one

Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich (01473 433554)

Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket (01449 612229) or

Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds (01284 757160)

Rekindling Memories suitcases
Rekindling Memories suitcases

Museums which can offer a range of additional and different loan boxes are listed at the top of the page. There is usually a modest charge to cover administration and borrowers usually have to collect and return the resources from the host museum. Please contact them direct for details. We also provide more than 20 small Rekindling Memories suitcases for use in the community by partner organisations, including the Alzheimer’s Society and Suffolk Age UK.


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