Loans Box – Early British Civilisations


Early British Civilisations offers such items as replica pots and tools, roe deer and boar hides. Costumes for a timeline plenary are available on request.

Key Stages 1/2

Additional Curriculum Subjects: Science, Biology, Art, Literacy

Detailed Contents:

2 animal skins
Pretend ‘poo’ for Poo Hunt

2 x Roman, 2 x Viking, 2 x Tudor master sheets for photocopying

8 small clay pots
Clay dish
Set of clay beads
2 x clay drinking vessels
Antler tool
2 x flint cutting tools
Replica Pair Roman sandals
Replica Pair woollen Saxon shoes
Replica Pair leather Saxon shoes (pink)
Replica Pair leather Saxon shoes (blue)
Two replica pairs Saxon shoes (cream)
Girl’s Saxon style dress with photo
Boy’s Saxon style costume with photo
Maroon coloured wool check ‘T’ tunic
2 x cream-coloured togas with red overwraps (Romans)
3 x leather soldiers tunics (Romans)
3 x leather belts
Medieval style red dress with fur trim & headdress
Medieval style red dress with gold trim, gold fabric belt & headdress
Medieval style maroon dress with cream under-tunic & headdress
Navy nylon Tudor style dress
Man’s maroon tunic with green flower trim
Red velvet gown with silver trim
5 x woollen cloaks
Mediaeval style cone shaped headdress
Calico Bonnet
Wooden sword
Clay Face
Replica Roman standard on pole
Folder with book: Early Britain
Folder with book: Explore Archaeology
Folder with book: Life and Death in the Prehistoric North
Laminated  picture of a Stone Age man
  • All  boxes are available for you to borrow free of charge during 2021 for up to two weeks for your school, childcare centre or for your child/youth group, with a limit of two boxes at any one time (kindly sponsored by who is it?). The boxes are also available for home schooling, subject to availability. The charge for homeschool use is £15 including VAT per box for a 2-week rental. Please choose the applicable option when booking.
  • All rentals run from a Saturday to the Saturday 2 weeks later. Booking is online only, and the calendar below indicates when this particular box is available. Click on your desired Saturday booking start date, the system will then temporarily reserve your chosen 2-weeks, so that you may proceed to the basket to complete your booking.
  • Your chosen loans box must be returned to Bailiffgate Museum with all its items* by the second Saturday (note the system will also reserve the following week for the box to be checked and cleaned before re-use)
  • We regret that we are unable to offer a delivery or collection service.
  • Adult supervision is required at all times of use. Children must wash their hands thoroughly after handling the artefacts, as some of them may contain lead-based paints.
  • Also available: book a session either morning or afternoon with a box (as available) in the Museum. This costs £7.50 including VAT plus the normal museum admission charges.  This is a group-led, not a museum-led activity. Use our separate booking page for this.

* See our Terms and Conditions for the charges for late return and missing items. Booking automatically accepts these terms.

Calendar with dates added

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