Open accessibilty tools

Loan boxes

Three wax cylinders

Our loan boxes bring objects from the past into your classroom, inspiring children’s imagination as part of any project. Whether based in a classroom, or as a way of supporting work around a museum visit, they are great at helping children develop enquiry skills and creative learning.

Take a look at the museums below. Each offers a variety of boxes that help children engage with, and understand, the curriculum topic through authentic replicas and original objects.

To find out more about the loan boxes you can borrow from all of our partner museums, please watch the video below. In this video Caitlin, who works at Preston Park Museum and Grounds, shares how to get the most out of using loan boxes with your class.