Loan Boxes

Borrow one of our loan boxes to bring objects from the past into your classroom, inspiring children’s imagination at the start of a project. They also help develop your class’s enquiry skills and are a great tool to support post-visit work.

Boxes contain a mix of replica and real objects, photos, documents and teacher’s notes.

Roman

This loan box contains items relating to daily life in Ancient Rome.  Specific discussion topics could relate to decorating a home, trade and production of pottery and clothing, food production, writing, children’s schooling, games and dress

Detailed object notes and student worksheets accompany all loan boxes.

This loan box contains:

  • Mosaic
  • Oil lamp
  • Wall plaster
  • Clay figure (replica)
  • Spindle whorl
  • Iron nail
  • Iron cramp
  • Video of Roman Colchester
  • Gaming counter
  • Wax tablet (replica)
  • Stylus
  • 6-10 coins (replica)
  • Coarseware pottery
  • Grey ware pottery
  • Samian ware pottery
  • Oil lamp (replica)
  • Toga
  • Mortaria (replica)

Exact contents may vary slightly between our Roman loans boxes

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