Loans Box – Border Reivers


Loans Box 4 Border Reivers

Key stages 1/2 

Subjects: History, Local History, Geography, Music, Literacy


The border area between Scotland and England was cursed with extreme violence and theft for several hundred years, resulting in poverty and death for innocent farmer families on both sides of the border. This only stopped with the Union of both kingdoms under James I.

Please note the helmet is very heavy and must be used under adult supervision.

Scottish Burgeonet Helmet
Arming Cap
4x long tunics (2 dark green, I light green, 1 beige & cream)
3 x short tunics (2 dark green, 1 cream)
Girl’s Brown Dress
3 x bonnets
Mop Cap (brown)
2 x caps
Belts – 2 x leather, 2 x green linen
Wooden Bowl and spoon
Horn Lantern
Map “In Search of the Border Reivers
Map of Border Battlefields and Reiver Familes
Book “The Steel Bonnets”
Book “Wee Archie and the Ballad of Kinmont Willie”
Laminated sheets ‘The Border Reiver’
CD Fyre and Sworde Songs of the Border Reivers
DVD The Reivers
Padded Leather Jacket
Adult Tunics x 2
Bailiffgate Tote Bag containing lady’s Border Reivers costume
Copy of information from The Border Reivers website
Picture of a raid on a tower
Picture of a Border Reiver with description of clothes and weapons
Booklet of the Tarset Bastle Trail

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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