Minds Alive!

Rural Life Museum, Somerset, , Chilkwell Street, , Glastonbury, BA6 8DB

9 Sep - 17 Nov 2019

Minds Alive!


Our three pilot sessions are intended to nourish those things needed for a happy life to help people live well with dementia in a creative not a clinical space.
These activity-rich sessions will stimulate all the senses. They will also encourage non-verbal communication through mark making and movement.
Each session will begin with tea and biscuits.
Session one: The comfort of things
We will be telling, and listening to, stories from Somerset’s past. Includes real social history objects and documents, along with sound and smell resources, to aid reminiscence.
Session two: I made this
We will be making flags and bunting using fabric printing to create a ‘museum’ design. Through the aid of music and images we will look at how flags have been used, from celebrations and sporting events to protest.
Session three: Making a difference
We will be creating a Christmas card design from a range of different materials. This will be reproduced and given to participants to send, and a number will be on sale at the Museum shop over the Christmas period.
Booking Information
Booking is required, £20 pp for the course of three sessions (with accompanying family member or friend free.)
To book contact learning@swheritage.org.uk or 01823 347451.

Opening Hours

Opening times/dates:  
Friday 20th September 2-3.30
Friday 18th October 2-3.30
Friday 15th November 2-3.30


Annual Pass, Pay once and visit for a whole year free of charge. Adults £7.50. Concessions £5.95 Family 1 Adult £12. Family 2 adults £17.50. 

Road Directions

Museum entrance is on Bere Lane. There is a car park at the back of the museum for approximately 40 cars. Follow the drive past the farmhouse to the back of the museum where the car park is located.


Minds Alive!
Rural Life Museum, Somerset,
Chilkwell Street,
United Kingdom

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