Loans Box – Victorian Life


Loans Box 7 Victorian Life 

Key Stages 1/2

Subjects : History, science, Technology, RE

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)
1 Servants Licence
2 Blanket Price List
3 Smoke Ball Leaflet
4 Exchange and Mart
5 11 Misc advertising Cards
6 Household Furnishings (Catalogue)
7 Water Purifying Leaflet
8 Gas Lighting Advert
9 Cabinet 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

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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