The Lightbox comes to Coxhill Manor

Not all Coxhill Manor residents are able to visit The Lightbox gallery and museum on our regular outings out, so Di, their Learning and Engagement Officer kindly bought The Lightbox to us here at our home  in Woking, Surrey.

After a fantastic presentation about the Lightbox, utilising the big screen in the conservatory to showcase the various galleries and all it has to offer, we got to handle various objects that Di had bought in from the museum, such as an original Victorian mourning umbrella and an old school satchel.

Everyone was engaged as it triggered memories and conversation. The smell of the leather definitely took everyone back in time. Resident Hazel who enjoys art and has attended art workshops at the Lightbox was transfixed the whole afternoon. She was so engaged and never stopped smiling, a joy for us to see.

Di then ran an art workshop, where we decorated pre-cut bugs and butterflies. All sorts of media was used, from paints, felt tips and ink stamps, to sequins and ribbons.

There were some great creations. Videos of bugs and butterflies and sounds of nature on the big screen created the perfect atmosphere.

The bugs and butterflies we created will go on display at the Lightbox in September as part of an exhibition celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Lightbox. We are very proud and delighted to be involved in this project and can’t wait to see our creations on display for all to see.

Conversations in the Gallery at The Lightbox

We recently attended the latest in the series of ‘Conversations in the Gallery’ at the Lightbox Museum and Gallery in Woking. These regular interactive gallery discussions are designed for older people and are led by artists, curators or art historians. Each ‘conversation’ has a different theme and the latest explored the works of sculptor Henry Moore.

Residents Sylvia, Margaret, John and Lillian were accompanied by Sandra, Jo and Jackey Hussey. It was great to have Jacky back with us as a volunteer after her retirement earlier this year.

Coxhill Manor - Conversations in the Gallery - The Lightbox

At Coxhill Manor care home in Woking we provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 58 residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Coxhill Manor, our events and activities, meet our team or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 0808 223 5420 or email

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Alan Horler


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