Loans Box -Childhood Memories


Loans Box : Childhood Memories

KS 2

Subjects: History, Science, Literacy

Our childhood memories box serves both an educational role in social history, but also as an excellent stimulus for discussion in care homes and clubs for the elderly. A survey conducted by Bailiffgate Museum found very high levels of recall of childhood toys in the sector.


Little Dots Child’s magazine
Wooden soled boots
Drawstring Bag with 8 glass marbles
Bag of dibs
1950s liberty bodice
Yellow plastic duck
Wooden rattle
2 teething rings
Doll’s dummy
Baby’s bib
Woollen gaiters
3 Photos of children with toys
1950s child’s coat
Child’s bloomers
Enamel potty
Small canvas satchel
Copybook and dip pen
Slate and slate pencil
Porcelain inkpot
Wooden pencil box
School reading book – Wide Range Reader
School work card
1950s Time and Tune pamphlet
Glass baby bottle
Glaxo Baby Book
Holy Communion book
Wooden blocks
Wooden cup and ball
Wooden whip and 2 tops
2 Derbac combs in Derbac Tin
Camera with canvas case
Newspapers (5)
3 Photos of granddad on the farm
Child’s christening dress and hat
Cough medicine bottle with cork
Child’s glasses
Ladybird Book Beauty and the Beast
Book: How Things Have Changed in the Home
Model Hovercraft

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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