'History's in the Box' - Loans Box Service

Do you use our Loans Service?

We have a recently updated, comprehensive Loan Service available to schools reflecting the museum collections and supporting the National Curriculum. Resources come in sturdy boxes and are carefully packed to preserve the objects during transport.

What is the Loans Service?

Our loans service consists of sets of objects or photographs on all sorts of topics related to the National Curriculum. These sets can be borrowed and retained by a teacher for a full half term and come complete with an information pack and object notes.

For schools that have joined our user group this service is free. For non-user group school the cost is £30. Collection and return is the responsibly of the school.

Roman Loans Boxes

“Good to see and study real Roman things with local Connections.”
Teacher comment.

Tullie House has for loan three Roman artefact boxes. Each is packed with original and replica objects from the Roman occupation of Britain including pottery, jewellery, coins, building material and lighting. Examples of these are illustrated here.
Each box contains extensive notes on the artefacts and on the Romans in general. Attention has been given to local examples and the impact of the Romans in this area. Images are also provided in a CD-ROM for use in the classroom.
Links are given between this resource and Tullie House in the form of displays, additional services and resources available on the Romans.

In addition to the artefact boxes we also have a small pottery sorting resource included sherds typically found on a Roman site.

“They (the pupils) enjoyed being detectives to find out about objects.”
Teacher comment


For further information or to book a loan please contact:

Schools Outreach Officer
Chris Smith 01228534781 ext 289

For information on our full loan box service click here

Please note that loans cannot be reserved simply by leaving a message. Some loans are very popular, so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.