Time capsule Simple, fun, workshop approach; before and after activity to identify personal or social outcomes.

Time Capsule is a relaxed but engaging and fun tool that captures changes in opinion or sentiment connected to an issue or place. This tool was developed by Happy Museum commission Reading Museum and adapted for more general use. Time Capsule could be used to capture the way people feel about a neighbourhood, a museum, or a town centre for example, or it could be adapted to express their personal change using LIFE questions. Participants are invited to select word cards from a collection to represent the way they feel at the start and again at the end of a project to reveal if their feelings have changed.

Download: (pdf) Time_Capsule

For information about the rest of our resources see this chart showing all our tools and this guidance about how and when to use them.  You can also read a series of case studies of museums putting them into practice.