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 £40 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.

Fossils & Dinosaurs

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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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The Victorians

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World War One

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Temporarily Unavailable

World War Two

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World War 2 (PDF, 225kb)

In Living Memory

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In Living Memory (308kb)


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Seaside (PDF, 45kb)

Toys & Games

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Toys & Games (PDF, 143kb)

Nature & Wildlife

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