Handling Boxes

Bring your history lessons to life with a handling box from Weston Museum

Boxes contain a mixture of original objects, replicas, activities and props, books, images, information sheets and even dressing up items!
Some boxes are more suited to KS1 and others KS2, but the wonderful thing about objects is that they can be used for many ages and abilities, so this is not a hard and fast rule! Boxes are available to hire at £35 for a 2-week period and can be collected from Weston Museum up to 3 days before the hire period begins. If you would like to enquire about or book a box, just contact the museum team: museum@wsm-tc.gov.uk.

Click on a topic below to see a sample contents list for that box. *Please note that whilst we try to ensure that these lists accurately reflect the boxes, maintenance requirements sometimes mean that not all items listed will be present. We will send you an up to date list for the box upon enquiry and booking.

Covid 19 Update – You can feel confident in hiring a box from Weston Museum, as various measures have been put in place to ensure that all our resources are Covid secure. All boxes are quarantined for at least 72 hours before use and we have created guidelines for using the boxes, which you can read here.

Fossils & Dinosaurs

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FOSSILS & DINOSAURS (PDF, 145kb)

The Ancient World

The Ancient World
The Ancient World (PDF, 147kb)

Stone to Iron Age

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Stone Age to Iron Age (PDF, 147kb)

The Roman Era

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The Roman Era (PDF, 152kb)

Saxons & Vikings

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SAXONS & VIKINGS (PDF, 232kb)

The Victorians

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THE VICTORIANS (PDF, 308kb)

World War One

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Temporarily Unavailable

World War Two

World war 2 Icon
World War 2 (PDF, 225kb)

In Living Memory

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In Living Memory (308kb)

Seaside 

Seaside Icon
Seaside (PDF, 45kb)

Toys & Games

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Toys & Games (PDF, 143kb)

Nature & Wildlife

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NATURE & WILDLIFE (PDF, 145kb)

Activity Boxes

Mini Dig

Mini Dig
MINI DIG (PDF, 237kb)

Stone Age Animals and Cave Art

Stone Age Animals and Cave Art
Stone Age Animals & Cave Art (PDF, 225kb)

Ancient Traders Game

Ancient Traders Game
Ancient Traders Game (PDF, 225kb)

Stone Age to Iron Age Tools

Stone Age to Iron Age Tools
Stone Age to Iron Age Tools (PDF, 225kb)

Iron Age Art and Design

Iron Age Art and Design
Iron Age Art & Design (PDF, 128kb)

Controlling The Roman Empire

Controlling the Roman Empire
Controlling The Roman Empire (PDF, 127kb)

Roman Life

Roman Life
Roman Life (PDF, 301kb)

Saxon & Viking Games and Runes

Saxon and Viking Games and Runes
Saxon and Viking Games and Runes (PDF, 223kb)

Viking Trading

Viking Trading
Viking Trading (PDF, 221kb)

Victorian School

Victorian School
Victorian School (PDF, 223kb)

Victorian Home Life

Victorian Home Life
Victorian Home Life (PDF, 127kb)

Victorian Trades & Leisure

Victorian Trades and Leisure
Victorian Trades and Leisure (PDF, 223kb)