What better way to enjoy the sunshine than a day trip to Bewdley museum. It is so lovely to take our residents out and about, whether to visit friends at the Dementia Cafe or to visit favourite places.
Museums are fantastic places to take people with dementia. By definition, they record memories and the objects in museums can help with memory recall. They give a link between the past and present and that connection is so important.
Museums also offer a great opportunity to see new things and you are never too old to learn something new. Jeremy Kimmel said “The spark of curiosity, one of those things that makes us human, is always there”.
Many local museums such as Bewdley Museum display local artefacts. Our residents remember the brass foundary which closed in the 1960s. The museum has a replica of the brass casting shop and finishing shop, which you can see in the picture below.
With the weather so lovely, we also visited their herb garden. You could really smell all the herbs growing and we saw the working watermill. There is also a sensory garden area and an orchard.
For more information about the Bewdley Museum, please click on this link http://www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/
Although the museum cafe looked tempting, we wanted to continue our day of exploring and headed off to the traditional sweet shop in Bewdley for a quarter of bon bons!
We walked along the river in the sunshine and sat outside, next to the river, for fish and chips. It was such a lovely way to round off a great day out.