Loans Box – Victorian Life

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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 – Special Free Offer

These are on special offer from 1 January – 31 December 2022 (with grateful thanks to grant funding from the Children’s Trust and St Hilda’s Trust). All loans boxes for the purposes of education are available to borrow free of charge for a maximum period of two weeks by schools, childminders, regularly home schooled pupils and young people’s groups until 31 December 2022. Any one user or institution may borrow a maximum of 2 boxes at the same time.

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 on 01665 605847)·

  • Click on the calendar below to check the dates you want are available and reserve your two week period from Saturday to Saturday (please note if you exceed the 14 days it will not allow you to book)· Click on the ‘Sponsored or Not’ drop down to confirm whether you qualify for the free loans box or whether you need to pay the fee
  • Click on Book Now to complete your booking
  • Complete relevant details and Proceed to Checkout

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). 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).

Collection Date
Return Date
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