Loans Boxes

Loans Boxes - A Superb Resource

Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools, childminders and home educators.

A small charge of £15 per box for up to two weeks is made for care homes and all other individuals and organisations wishing to use this service.

Free and paid-for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847

"It was really easy to do, a great system" - Holy Trinity First School, Berwick upon Tweed

"The children enjoyed looking at and experiencing the toys. They were able to compare with modern toys" St Pauls RCVA Primary

History in a Box

Explore our inspirational collection of over 20 loans boxes to support your delivery of the national curriculum in an exciting and hands-on way. Our timeline ranges from early civilisation to the 1960s with special boxes for Agriculture, Fishing, Railways, Washday and the ‘Box that Must Not be Named’. Children will handle original and replica items from the past, dress in replica clothing, read from books, listen to CDs, watch DVDs and look at photographs and drawings. Activity


Please book online. Click on the Loans box you want to reserve and follow the instructions.

All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday).  If you have any questions, please email

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14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1LX
Opening Times - 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday 

Tel: +44 (0) 1665 605847

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