A Timeline of Toys and Games Box A

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Box 3A – A Timeline of Toys and Games

Key Stages : All Stages

Subjects : History, Geography, Science, Literacy

“A great resource to borrow. A group of older members of the community came to talk to the children about what toys they used to play with & were fascinated by the contents”. Vincent St Edward School

The children really enjoyed looking at and experiencing the toys. They were able to compare with modern toys”  St Pauls RCVA Primary

These boxes (there are two  3 A and B because of the high demand) encompass children’s toys in the whole period from Egyptian times to the present day, with an emphasis on participation and enjoyment.

Contents Checklist

Wooden sword and shield
Iron hoop
Egyptian paddle doll
Wooden acrobat (Monkey)
Cup and ball
Skipping rope
Wooden bobbin hoopla with 6 rope hoops
Whip and top
Wooden dog
Leather football
Viewmaster and cards
Knuckle bones (4) with instruction sheet
Building blocks (12)
Metal puzzles
Spinning top
Ludo game
Sindy doll
Glass marbles (1 large, 10 small)
Black metal car
Knitted teddy bear
Sorry board game
Story Book
Sardine tin truck
Book of historical games
Baby Jill Card Toy
2 x Baby Jill cut out doll
9 lamninated question sheets
Hobby Horse (supplied separately)

Plus Information Sheets

A description of some of the toys and games

Five stones

Cup and Ball


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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).


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