Preserving the rich heritage of Alford and Donside for future generations


Co-op Volunteers
Museum volunteers visit Praesmhor Care Home with memory boxes.

We offer a loan service to local schools and community and other groups. Our volunteers have gathered items together from our extensive collection to create MEMORY or REMINISCENCE BOXES. These can be borrowed from the museum and used by your class or group to look at, and handle objects from the past. From bags to bottles; from curlers to churns; from razors to rolling tobacco we have something for everyone. Take advantage of this offer to encourage discussion, educate the younger generation about days gone by, or just let your group enjoy some of the things we used to use in daily life.

We currently have boxes available for loan on the following topics:

Domestic Life





We would welcome suggestions from you for other topics of interest.

If you would like to take advantage of this service please email the museum at