Community Loan Boxes

The museum offers a range of object handling boxes (sometimes called Time Boxes), which are perfect for reminiscence or education sessions that you can take out to your organisation.

Our selection includes:

  • Ladies' Fashion

  • Gentlemen’s Fashion, Hairdressing & Smoking

  • Shops 

  • Doctors, Hospitals & Medicines

  • Sewing & Craft

  • Entertainment

  • Holidays

  • School Days

  • Transport & Communication

  • Celebrations

Handling Boxes
For Schools

Boxes are available to support the topics: Toys & Games of the Past; Homes of the Past and Romans.

Booking & Costs

The cost of hiring a handling box is £10 for 2 weeks. The boxes must be collected and returned by the borrower during Museum opening hours .

Please note that we require seven days' notice before borrowing one of our handling boxes.

To find out more and to check availability, please contact our Learning & Access Officer using the Contact Us page.