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As part of the House of Memories| programme we offer a number of free resources to help you engage with the people you are caring for, including the memory suitcase loan service and memory walks.

When I was little - new for 2014!

illustration of a small child holding hands with an older person

When I was little is an activity for young children aged three to seven and grandparents (or older friends or relatives) to do together on a visit to the Museum of Liverpool. Borrow a backpack from the welcome desk when you arrive. Each backpack contains activities to help you explore the museum together and share your memories, plus an album for you to keep.

Children are encouraged to ask their nanas and grandads about their own childhood and the objects they see together in museum displays, then write or draw their findings in the album. At the end of the visit the album is yours to take home as a keepsake.

The Museum of Liverpool is open every day 10am-5pm and backpacks can be borrowed, free of charge, for up to two hours from the welcome desk, subject to availability on the day.

Memory suitcase loan service

Helping you to engage people with the past

people looking at pictures together

All photos on this page © Pete Carr

As part of the House of Memories programme you can borrow our 'Memory Suitcase' which contains objects, memorabilia and photographs to help you engage with the people you are caring for. 

The suitcase contains a range of objects relating to the past including: 

  • Liverpool Overhead Railway posters
  • Music and fashion memorabilia
  • Picture books and games
  • Ford Anglia model car
  • Pre-decimal coins and pound notes
memorabilia including old photos and football programmes

Booking details

The memory suitcase is a free loan service which is available from Museum of Liverpool for up to two weeks at a time. 

To book your suitcase please call 0151 478 4240 or email learning@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk | .

We recommend attending House of Memories dementia awareness training to give you the skills to run a reminiscence session. New workshop dates will be available later this year, keep an eye on this page | or sign up for our bi-monthly email newsletter | for further information.

Memory walks

Guided visits to the Museum of Liverpool specially for older local people
people looking at a museum display

Take a gentle stroll through Liverpool's past. Do you remember when the river Mersey was full of ships? Shops like Blacklers? Days out at New Brighton? Visiting Colomendy?

If so, you may enjoy our memory walk around the Museum of Liverpool. You'll see some objects and images that you might just remember, share memories and stories and find out how Liverpool's history is being told today.

Memory walks are free. Sessions last approximately one hour and can accommodate up to 25 people. They are currently available on selected Mondays at 11.30am, find out when the next memory walk will be in the Museum of Liverpool's What's on section. |

You can also book memory walks for groups on other weekdays. To book a memory walk for your group, or for further enquiries, please  email the communities team using this contact form |  or phone 0151 478 4977.

The Museum of Liverpool is  fully accessible  |  and support is available on this tour for people with disabilities. Please state any specific needs when booking.

You can also find out how to lead your own memory walks around the Museum of Liverpool on our House of Memories dementia awareness training workshops. New workshop dates will be available later this year, keep an eye on this page | or sign up for our bi-monthly email newsletter | for further information.