Loan Boxes

We have a range of loan boxes that contain a variety of artefacts and replica items designed for use by schools or as part of reminiscence sessions with older people.

The following boxes are available for hire:

  • Stone Age to Iron Age (NEW)
  • Dinosaurs and fossils
  • World War II (3 boxes: Evacuees, Blitz and Shelter)
  • Victorian toys
  • Victorian school
  • Toys our parents played with (1970s/80s)
  • Toys our grandparents played with (1950s/60s)
  • Bygone kitchen items
  • It’s Party Time
  • Children’s books from the past
  • Romans in Britain
Our WWII loan collection
Our Dinosaur loan box












In addition we have 2 garment collections:

  • Victorian
  • Swingin’ Sixties

And 3 poster collections covering World War II, Post war Britain and the Royal Family 1930s-50s.

For a full list of contents, please click here.

All items can be handled / played with / worn but everything must be returned in the same condition as it was when collected.

Fees and contact details:
Boxes, garments or posters are available for £5 per box / collection per half term, payable in advance together with a security deposit of £20 per box. For more information or to make a booking, please contact us on