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Loan Boxes

We can provide schools with boxes of real and replica artefacts to be used in the classroom.

Boxes are hired for a half term period and allow learners the opportunity to use the resources whilst studying a topic which helps them to develop a better understanding of the subject. These are available either half termly or by annual subscription. For more details please see our Loan Box Subscription Service.

Each box contains approximately 12-15 items (real and replica) centered on a specific topic and also includes ideas for activities.

Loan boxes are £22.50 for schools within the Chichester district and £27.50 for those outside.

To request a loan box please download our loan box form and email it to, or call 01243 775888 to speak to someone in the team 

word icon Loan Box Request Form [1023kb]


If you are looking for a Roman, Prehistory or Toys and Games themed loan box and planning to use it as a hook or end of topic activity, why not try one of our exciting new Virtual Field Trips? Presented in bite size chapters and full of cross-curricular activities, engage your students through storytelling and role-play with these virtual sessions featuring actors and museum experts, to bring high quality museum learning directly into your classroom! 

Loan Boxes available are:

List of loans boxes available
Ancient EgyptiansToys & Games
Ancient GreeksTudors
Pirates and SmugglersVictorian Childhood
PrehistoryVictorian Daily Life
Roman ArmyVictorian Washday
Roman ChichesterVikings
Roman Daily LifeWW1
Roman Houses & HomesWW2: Air Raid Warden
Romans & CeltsWW2: Evacuees
SaxonsWW2: Food & Rationing
Seaside Holidays WW2: The Home Front

Our 'Space' boxes have Dark Night Sky explorer packs which can be kept by schools for use in their classrooms.

The museum staff can deliver and collect loan boxes to schools for just £12 each way (within 15 miles of the museum). Schools that are further afield will be charged additional mileage.