Loans Box – Tudor Life


Loans Box 5 -Tudor Life

Key Stages 1/2

Subjects : History, Geography, Maths, Music, Literacy, RE, Art ( KS 3/4)

This loans box contains a mass of practical items and copyable materials applicable to a wide range of subject areas. All are presentable in the context of the lives of ordinary Tudor citizens and their Lords and Masters.


Coin (Henry VIII Groat)
Pewter Ink Well
Quill Pens x 5
Wooden Trencher
Beeswax Candle
Cooking Pot
Rotor Toy
Imitation Horn Book (made of wood)
3-Handled Tyg
Pewter Platter
Black Metal Candlestick
Tudor Spice Chest
Five Stones game
Cup and Ball
Clay Pipe (in Ice Cream Box )
CD- Henry the VIII & His chopping block.
Wooden Dolly
Folder of A Tudor house
Monk’s costume for an adult
Folder A Tudor House Speke Hall and the Norris Family
Information Sheets and Master Copies For Teachers
Tudor Alphabet A
Tudor Alphabet B
How to make a Ruff
Merrils Board and Pieces
Rules of the Merrils Board
Shakespearian Insults
The coming of the Tudors pack
Katherine of Aragon and the Young King including an account of the Battle of Flodden
Henry Vlll Timeline
Cup and Ball
The Poor in Tudor Times
Tudor Music and Costume Workshop Leader Instructions
The Tudors
Tudor imagery – A picture Paints a Thousand Words
Workshop/ Classroom ideas for teachers and leaders



1Heroes History of the Tudors
2History of Britain Henry VIII
3History of Britain Shakespeare and the Theatre
4History of Britain Tudor Explorers
5Bloody Tower – A Tudor Girl’s Diary 1553-1559



Poem Scrolls and LaminatedTranslations
1Jock O’ The Side
2The Death of Parcy Reed
3The Flower of Northumberland
4Lord Randall
5Young Benjie



 The Family of Henry Vlll
 Court Costume for Children c 1596
 Court Costume for Men c 1540
 Sir Frances Drake
 The Mary Rose
 The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth 1
 Sir Walter Raleigh with His Eldest Son
 Elizabeth Aged about Thirteen
 William Cecil Lord Burghley
 The English Fleet and the Spanish Armada
 Henry V111 in middle age

Please return master copies to the packs after copying.

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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools 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.

Any one user or institution may borrow a maximum of 2 boxes at the same time. Extended periods of hire may be agreed with Bailiffgate for an additional charge (please telephone on 01665 605847)


Loans Boxes for any other (non-educational) purpose cost £15 inc. VAT for each two week period of hire Extended periods of hire may be agreed with Bailiffgate for an additional charge (please telephone on 01665 605847)

How to Book

Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone the museum office on 01665 605847)·

  • Please contact the office by telephone during working hours or by email to  to check the dates you want to loan this box are available.
  • When you have agreed a satisfactory period, then select whether you are a sponsored or not and click on Add to Basket to process your booking, stating the period you want to borrow the box for in the Order Notes on the Checkout page.

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays 11am-4pm)). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

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