Museum Reminiscence Service

Moments & Memories – Older People’s programme of events

Moments & Memories – Older People’s programme of events 

Memory Lane

is a themed reminiscence group for older people. It’s an opportunity to listen to a short presentation and share your stories. Sessions are free, and run from 2pm-3.30pm

  • Summer Celebration - Thursday 18th July - 2-3.30pm - Botanic Gardens, Rose Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AZ
  • Memories of the Town Hall - Thursday 5th September - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Memory Lane - Thursday 10th October - 2-3.30pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Memories of Literary Oxford - Thursday 14th November - 2-3.30pm - Story Museum, Pembroke Street
  • Memories of Oxford's Pubs - TBC


Movers & Shakers 

A gentle dance and music group led by a dance tutor. Sessions are inspired by the memories and themes from Memory Lane sessions.  Sessions are free and take place in Oxford Town Hall  from 2pm-3pm

  • Memories of the Town Hall - Thursday 26th September - 2-3pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • TBC - Thursday 17th October - 2-3pm - Long Room, Town Hall
  • Literary Oxford - Thursday 28th November - 2-3pm - Story Museum, Pembroke Street


Tea and Talk

Ideal for older people who would like to chat over a cup of tea. A great way to find out what else is going on in the museum and all free. On the following dates:

  • Friday 20th September at 2-3.30pm in the Long Room, Town Hall

Moments and Memories Summer Celebration in the Botanic Gardens on 18th July, 2pm.


Moments and Memories Outreach

The Museum of Oxford’s Moments and Memories Outreach Project is a popular scheme delivering sessions to groups of older people in Oxford city.

We bring a collection of museum objects to sessions to stimulate discussions,  encouraging participants to share thoughts, stories or moments.  

The sessions last for approximately 1 hour and groups can chose from a range of themes. There is a charge £20 for each session.


For any information on the above, please contact Sarah Levete, Older People’s Engagement Officer on 01865 252795