From food production to clothing, personal possessions to pastimes, discover the similarities and differences between the past and today. Handle and analyse a range of fascinating artefacts and replicas. Each box comes with a complete set of teachers’ notes, giving background information on contents or even lesson ideas.
Our loan boxes are designed for Key Stage 2 learners but can be used by any age group. They can also be adapted to suit the needs of SEND groups as well as home learners.
Our themed loan boxes include:
Each box cost £24 for the first week, followed by £6 per additional week up to a maximum of four weeks.
Loan boxes have to be collected and returned to our DIG attraction on St. Saviourgate, York. Unfortunately, we cannot send the boxes via post or courier. Please see our handy Loan Box Teachers’ Guide (PDF, 8MB) for more information about making a loan box booking.
To enquire about a loan box booking, please fill in our enquiry form here.
Alternatively, contact our Reservations Team by email to [email protected] or by phone on 01904 615505.
*All pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only. Actual loan box contents may vary.
Used to either compliment a visit to JORVIK or study Vikings our Loan Box brings the Viking Age to the classroom. Each box contains both real and replica artefacts for your class to interact with.
Is your class learning about the Romans? Explore what everyday life, religion, personal appearance and more with our Roman loan box. Support your classes learning by letting them get hands on with replicas and artefacts or also as a link for a trip to DIG.
Transport your students to the 16th century with our tudor loan box! Consisting of a fascinating selection of objects covering education, pastimes as well as the home life of the era. Why not visit our Barley Hall townhouse where these objects could have been in used?
Learn about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the iron age through the lens of barrow burials! Replica objects such as tools, materials and personal objects provide fascinating evidence for these intriguing eras.
Designed with archaeologists from the Star Carr Archaeology Project, this box contains a variety of replica artefacts, including an example of the famous antler headdresses, to bring the mesolithic period to life!
Investigate a range of real archaeological materials excavated by York Archaeology, from pottery and building materials, to animal bones, teeth and shells! Our archaeology box provides plenty of opportunities for STEM learning within the context of historical enquiry as pupils explore archaeological techniques as well as chronology.