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.

Victorian Childhood

Explore Victorian Childhood

Detailed object notes and student worksheets accompany all loan boxes.

This loan box contains:

  • Diabolo 
  • Diabolo sticks
  • Jubilee medal
  • Dip pen
  • Wooden travelling inkwell
  • Clay inkwell
  • Spinning top
  • Cup and ball
  • Slate
  • Stylus
  • Sampler
  • 6 stereoscopic pictures
  • 2 cards depicting women making lace
  • 3 copybook cards
  • Pair of boots
  • Button hook
  • Stereoscope
  • Halves of ball box

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