Museum in the Classroom

Loans Boxes inspire creativity and support excellence and enjoyment across the curriculum. Each box contains original museum artefacts, supplementary material and cross-curricular links and activities.

Rocks and Fossils

Key Stage 2
2 weeks hire – £20

Discover the amazing geology of Scarborough’s Dinosaur Coast with this stunning selection of rocks and fossils. Step back in time to an age when Scarborough was covered by tropical Jurassic seas and swamps, home to many fascinating marine creatures and dinosaurs.

 

Discover Scarborough: Toys Through Time

Key Stage 1 
2 weeks hire – £20 

Children will enjoy handling and playing with the objects in this box. It includes both real and replica toys, from Ancient Greece through to the Victorians and the present day. How do they differ from toys and games today?

Discover Scarborough: Stone Age Scarborough

Key Stage 2 
2 weeks hire – £20 

Inside this box you’ll find replica artefacts (and a few originals) for children to handle. Using historical enquiry skills, investigate the objects and travel back in time to find out what it was like to live at Star Carr, a stone age site close to Scarborough.

Discover Scarborough: The Victorian Seaside

Key Stage 1 and 2 
2 weeks hire – £20

Children will love this selection of objects and costumes unique to Scarborough’s seaside heritage, used as a starting point to explore seaside stories of both real Victorian people and places. Debate the importance of remembering a range of people and places from the locality and decide who or what should receive a commemorative blue plaque!

Discover Scarborough: World War One

Key Stage 2 and 3 
2 weeks hire – £20 

With a focus on role play and oral histories, this unique box contains replica and real artefacts, photographs and costumes. It assists students in making connections between WW1 and the town of Scarborough by focussing on the lives of real Scarborough residents and how they are affected.

Scarborough Beach in a Box

Key Stage 1 and 2
2 weeks hire – £20

The perfect supplement to our Rocks and Fossils box, this box includes 3D models of sculptures by artist Emma Gibson, samples of sand, microscope, hand lenses and teachers notes, including photos of Scarborough Beach, rock descriptions and ideas for art activities.

Devised in collaboration with Earth Scientist Dr Liam Herringshaw and artist Kaitlin Ferguson.

The Ancient Greeks

Key Stage 1 and 2
2 weeks hire – £20

Inside our Ancient Greeks Loan Box you will find replica artefacts, books and images to help students dive into the world of Ancient Greece.

Find out more about Art and Archaeology, Daily Life and Technology in Ancient Greek and The Olympic Games.

The Romans

Key Stage 1 and 2
2 weeks hire – £20

Explore how the Romans lived in Yorkshire and throughout their vast Empire with our Romans Loan Box.

The box contains replicas of Roman objects to help you explore Roman Medicine, Fashion, Bathing and Daily Life.