Loan Boxes Live!

Combine the hire of one of our Viking or Tudor loan boxes with a special Loan Boxes Live! Virtual Outreach.

Loan Boxes

Your Viking guide will teach your class how to become successful Viking traders. Select quality items to sell and learn how to make a good sale in the Viking marketplace, while also sharing tales of dramatic sea voyages.

One of our friendly Barley Hall servants will share their experiences of working in a  busy merchant’s house. They will help you explore the essential household objects and materials  used in the medieval and Tudor periods.

While your Loan Box is with you in the classroom, connect live with a friendly Viking trader or Tudor servant via videoconferencing. Explore the box’s artefacts with them, adding a tactile and highly sensory element to your experience.

A two-week loan and single tie-in virtual session is available at the special combination price of £105. You can also book a two-week loan and two tie-in virtual sessions for £180. You can choose to connect with your Viking or Tudor at the beginning, middle or end of your hire period, subject to availability.

For more information about connecting with us via videoconferencing, please read our handy Virtual Outreach Teachers’ Guide (PDF 11 MB). Please note that we ask that you request your package 6 weeks’ in advance to ensure the best availability from our learning team.

To enquire about a Loan Boxes Live booking, please contact our Reservations team via email [email protected] or call 01904 615505. Please let us know your preferred date range for your loan and suggest some suitable dates for your virtual outreach when you enquire.