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 
  • 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 box
loan box costume

In addition we have a collection of replica Victorian garments which the children are welcome to try on and enjoy.

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.

Please note that Cuckfield Museum accepts no liability for any loss, injury or damage howsoever caused by loan boxes or their contents once they are removed from the Museum premises. 

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