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 Greece

Learn about the development of Greek artist styles and discover the importance of agriculture, religion and symposia with ancient objects from over 2000 years ago.

Detailed object notes and student worksheets accompany all loan boxes.

This loan box contains:

  • 1 box containing two coins
  • 3 oil lamps
  • 5 heads of goddesses
  • 1 small pot
  • Spinning top
  • Large figure of Demeter
  • Platter
  • Drinking cup
  • 4 black decorated pots
  • 3 small pots
  • Corinthian Hydria, (wine or water jug), decorated with mythological figures

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.

Where will your adventure start?