Museum loan boxes

Looking for something to make lessons more exciting? Want to introduce genuine historical artefacts into the classroom?

Develop your teaching across the curriculum with a wide range of historical artefacts, replica objects and useful resources from Lancashire Museums Loans Service.

Loan units inspire a range of classroom activities to help you deliver desired learning outcomes with enjoyment and fun!

Why not use the loans service to further enhance a visit to one of our museums? Loan units related to our museums and surrounding topics are available and could be used for pre or post visit activities.

Subscription to the loans service is offered at these rates:

Lancashire County Council schools and schools buying-in to Heritage Learning Lancashire de-delegated budget:
• 1 Loan £59.00
• 5 Loans £176.00
• 10 Loans £294.00
• 15 Loans £440.00

Non-Lancashire County Council schools and Academies not buying in to Heritage Learning Lancashire de-delegated budget:
• 1 Loan £65.00
• 5 Loans £194.00
• 10 Loans £323.00
• 15 Loans £484.00

A loan on average consists of  two boxes or folders containing original and replica objects.

Loans are with you for at least two weeks and include free delivery and collection from your school in Lancashire. 

You can subscribe or order at any point in the school year (subject to availability) and we are happy to arrange individual loan units to support special events.

Visit us at our museum stores at Stanley Street in Preston to view loan objects and discuss how teaching in your school can be further enhanced.

Alternatively, we're happy to attend school staff meetings and inset days with samples of loan resources for staff to view.

Choose a loan by theme from the following:

What schools say

"Our students really enjoyed using the Norman clothing and armour – it inspired them to have a go at making their own swords, shields and papermache helmets."

- Primary school teacher