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.

Ancient Egypt

Explore the world of the pharaohs by handling authentic ancient artefacts and investigating the beliefs, customs and everyday lives of Ancient Egyptians.

Detailed object notes and student worksheets accompany all loan boxes.

This loan box contains:

  • Small blue stone statue
  • Bronze pharaoh
  • Shabti figure
  • 3 scarab beetles (in plastic case)
  • 2 blue shabti figures ( in plastic case)
  • Piece of mummy wrapping
  • 6 postcards
  • Bronze pharaoh
  • Stone statue & necklace (in plastic case)
  • 2 necklaces (in plastic case)
  • Wooden statue
  • Wooden statue
  • Statue base with hieroglyphics
  • Statue of mother & child, Isis & Horus
  • Container of sand
  • Hippopotamus goddess
  • Scarab beetle (replica)
  • Alabaster jar
  • Stone figure
  • Blue Shabti figure
  • Overseer Shabti figure (with skirt)

Resource Centre

Half termly


What's On


Discover something new in Colchester.

Browse the diary to find fun, family-friendly events all year round. 

Exhibitions + Displays

Our programme aims to showcase the variety of the collections from art to archaeology, costume to clocks.

Saved for the nation, ‘Walton Bridges’ will be on display at Colchester Castle from the 26 September 2020 – 28 March 2021.

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