A Timeline of Toys and Games Box B


Box 3B – A Timeline of Toys and Games

Key Stages Applicable – All Stages

Subjects : History, Geography, Science, Literacy

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

“The children really engage with the lessons with the toys, it is also a great way to have them investigate artefacts without the expense of a class visit to a museum”. Shilbottle Primary


These boxes (there are two identical boxes,  3 A and B because of the high demand) encompass children’s toys in the whole period from Eyptian 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 laminated question sheets
Hobby Horse (supplied separately)
  View the full Loans Box range 


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 ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk  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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