Salford Museum and Art Gallery is at the forefront of museum-based reminiscence work with older people and the care sector.

Memories Matter is the largest regional reminiscence resource loan service, and offers real museum collection objects and photographs for loan to organisations working with older people. These often include day centres, care homes, nursing homes, sheltered housing schemes, charities and independent and community groups. We aim to help these organisations provide stimulating and enjoyable reminiscence sessions for their residents and clients.

Reminiscence resources available for loan are:

  • Picture packs of objects
  • Themed boxes of objects

View the list of all our available resources to loan. All resources must be booked in advance and collected from and returned to Salford Museum and Art Gallery on the agreed dates.


For all enquiries regarding bookings please contact 0161 778 0821 or email


“The resources initiated conversation between individuals who had not previously met – they couldn’t be improved!”