Loan Boxes

Access to artefacts brings history and culture to life.  Handling and investigating objects encourages discussion, empathy and creative thinking skills.  Objects can be used to inspire art and design projects, illustrate historical themes and events, or develop understanding of other cultures.

We have themed object loan boxes, which contain a combination of original and replica objects, photographs and other archive material.  Boxes are available for termly loans to local schools and education groups. They must be collected and returned to the Museum by the borrower.  Some themes are particularly popular, so please book your box in advance to avoid disappointment.

"History came alive for the children using the objects."  Year 1 teacher

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    Loan box service

    Loan boxes and how to book     ...

  • loan box containing Victorian fishing equipment
    Fishing

    This box contains typical 19th century fishing ...

  • loan box containing seaside objects
    Seaside holidays

    This box contains a range of objects that ...

  • loan box A containing domestic Victorian objects
    Victorian domestic A

    This box contains typical household objects from ...

  • loan box B containing domestic Victorian objects
    Victorian domestic B

    This box contains typical household objects from ...

  • loan box containing domestic Victorian toys
    Victorian toys

    This box contains a mixture of historical objects ...

  • loan box containing WW2 items
    World War 2

    This box contains a combination of historic ...

  • Stone Age A

    This box contains a range of replica objects that ...

  • Stone Age B

    This box contains a range of replica objects that ...

  • Real and replica objects from World War 1
    First World War

    This box contains a range of real and replica ...

  • Real and replica objects from Egypt
    Ancient Egypt

    This box contains a range of real and replica ...

  • Real and replica objects from Greece
    Ancient Greece

    This box contains a range of real and replica ...

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