Loans Box – Victorian Life


Loans Box 7 Victorian Life 

Key Stages 1/2

Subjects : History, science, Technology, RE

“Lovely to have everything you need in one place.” Swarland Primary School

The Victorian Life box contains an extraordinarily large range of material, reflecting a period of rapid change as branded goods became mass-produced and accessible to a wider section of the population.  Nevertheless strong social divisions remained, and the contents also allude to the oppressed lives of domestic servants in the Victorian era.

Box Contents

Tin Trunk
Copper Posser
Wooden Posser
Small Wooden Posser for Woollens and Silks
Carpet Beater
Butter pats
Chamber candlestick & 2 candles
Trivet for the range
Button hook x2
One lady’s white glove and glove stretchers
Pair white leather lady’s gloves
Child’s bloomers (Winter)
Wooden doll (Man)
Chatterbox book
Child’s penny magazine
Child’s clog soles
Silhouette picture
Victorian cholera notice (Hartlepool)
Selection of cartes de visite (12)
Baby’s bottle
Dibs in a bag
Box of Victorian bricks
Tin of Victorian tip finds
Tailless donkey game
Slate and slate pencil
Child’s Bonnet
Mop Caps x 2
Chamber Pot
Starched Collar X 3
Gents’ Vanity Case
Queen Victoria Jubilee mug
Crimper (Frills on clothes)
1949 magazine about Victoria and Albert
Copper Foot Warmer
Black Mourning Dress & Lace Wrap
Scrapbook cut-outs
Brass Coach Lamp
Full size Union Flag
Victorian Embroidery Sampler
Child’s Abacus
3x B+W photos of miners
Books & CDs
Victorian Life
The Victorian Age
How We used to Live (Victorians)
You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Victorian Miner
The Collier
CD & Book Horrible Histories – Villainous Victorians
CD Mining Sounds
 Victorian Household Replica Pack (1)
1Servants Licence
2Blanket Price List
3Smoke Ball Leaflet
4Exchange and Mart
511 Misc advertising Cards
6Household Furnishings (Catalogue)
7Water Purifying Leaflet
8Gas Lighting Advert
9Cabinet Makers Invoice
Victorian Household Replica Pack (2)
Servants Licence
Electric Corset leaflet
Smoke Ball Leaflet
Exchange and Mart
12 Misc advertising Cards
Household Furnishings
Water Purifying Leaflet
Gas Lighting Advert
Enos leaflet
Photographers advert with photos
Grocery bill
Night Light Advert
Activity/ Display/Scrap Book Photocopiable Resource
Family Budget
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Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


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

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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