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Canal in a Box

Our new creative loan boxes, inspired by the Bridgewater Canal, are now available for free hire to older people’s groups in Salford. The boxes are ideal for day centres, care homes, nursing homes, sheltered housing schemes, charities and independent and community groups. 

Choose from three boxes:

• Architecture

• Canal Life

• Habitats

Each one is dementia friendly and designed to be flexible, so you can plan a series of activities using the whole box, or just dip in and out from the menu. You may even be inspired to go out to the canalside itself to take in its colours, sounds, buildings and spaces.

If you would like to book a box and get some top tips on how to get the most out of it, we are offering two free hands-on Canal in a Box sessions.  

Thursday 20 April, 10am to 12.30pm 

Tuesday 25 April, 1.30 to 4pm 

Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford, M5 4WU

Places for both sessions are free but must be booked at www.est1761.eventbrite.co.uk

The boxes have been developed for Est.1761 by Memories Matter, the successful loan box service managed by Salford Museum & Art Gallery. For more information, or to book a box, contact the museum on 0161 778 0800.

Additional funding for this resource has been provided by The Booth Charities.

 

Canal in a Box