We can also offer specially made loan boxes available for hire in schools, each themed around our museum sites to inspire your pupils to engage with different elements of the Curriculum in your classroom. These exciting boxes use a combination of genuine and replica objects to handle, costumes to try on and extensive teacher’s notes with information, a PowerPoint, lesson plans and activity suggestions to help you make the most of the box.
These are perfect to borrow to support classroom learning before or after a visit to the Museum, or simply as a standalone experience.
Each box is available to hire at £25 for a minimum 2 week hire, each additional week (up to 6 weeks total) costs £15.
The following boxes are currently available to borrow:
- Meet the Herschels (KS1/2) A local history handling box telling the story of astronomers William and Caroline Herschel and their amazing discoveries, from comets to the planet Uranus.
- Light and Colour(KS2/3) A science discovery box filled with everything that you need to conduct classroom experiments on light and colour, all accompanied by a teacher’s pack with activity sheets and ideas. From lenses and prisms, to spectroscopes and mirrors, there’s lots to discover here!
- The Solar System (KS1/2) Take your class on a tour around the skies with this science discovery box alongside teacher’s notes with worksheets and activity ideas, you’ll find a motorised solar system and planisphere to encourage learning about the night sky, along with various observation tools including a fabulous, easy to use solarscope for safely observing the sun.