Children using a museum loan box in their classroom
We have an inspirational collection of over 1500 loan boxes, containing over 20,000 artefacts, which your school can borrow to use in the classroom. Encouraging your students to learn and discover through real objects. You will also be using what is widely acknowledged as one of the best museum schools services in the country!
'Reading Museum is recognised as having one of the best loans services in the whole of the UK…nearly eight out of ten Primary Schools in the locality used its services in the last academic year.’ from Museum Related Learning in the South East of England 2002-2012.
We can deliver to member schools in Berkshire at the beginning of each half term and collect at the end of the half term. Each box is themed according to the contents. Our objects range from ancient to modern and subject areas such as archaeology, art and design, history, natural history and textiles. We have great value membership options available or you can borrow individual boxes on a pay as you go basis.
Anyone can search online for boxes - many have supporting notes that can be downloaded from our Loans Online website. Our members get the added benefit of quick and easy online booking. Members - please check your 'junk' email folder when booking a box, sometimes the email goes there.
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Reading Museum School Loans Website