Loan Boxes

Bring the past into your classroom!

We have an exciting range of education loan boxes for you to borrow to bring a JORVIK Group learning experience into the classroom. Whether you want to look at the daily life of the Vikings or find out how archaeologists learn about Prehistoric times, our boxes of archaeological artefacts, replicas and teachers notes give you a range of resources to bring the past to life. The boxes have been designed for Key Stage 2 learners but can be used by any age group; they can be adapted to suit the needs of SEND groups and home learners too.

Our Viking, Tudor, Roman and Prehistory loan boxes contain a range of replica and original artefacts which give an insight into the daily life and vivid cultures of the time period. From food production to clothing, personal possessions to pastimes, the loan box contents can be used to highlight the similarities and differences between the past and today.

Our Archaeology Loan box allows your pupils to explore the techniques used by an archaeologist when investigating finds, helping to illustrate chronology and providing plenty of opportunities for STEM learning within the context of historical enquiry.

The Roman Burial Loan box provides a further investigative angle, prompting an interactive activity session to illustrate what can be learned about a culture from the burial practices they engage in – plenty of opportunity for role-playing and investigation.

See below for images of the typical contents of our loan boxes. Each box comes with a complete set of teachers’ notes, giving background information or lesson ideas.*

The boxes cost £20 each for the first week, followed by £5 for each additional week. Loan boxes have to be collected and returned to our Jorvik DIG attraction. Unfortunately we cannot send the boxes via post or courier.

If you would like to book or view a loan box please phone our reservations team on 01904 615505.

*All pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only. Actual loan box contents may vary.

 Archaeology Loan Box
Archaeology Loan Box
 Roman Burial Loan Box
Roman Burial Loan Box
 Tudor Loan Box
Tudor Loan Box
 Viking Loan Box
Viking Loan Box
 Roman Loan Box
Roman Loan Box
 Prehistory Loan Box
Prehistory loan box