Loan Boxes

World War Two Loan Box
Second World War Loan Box Contents

Our schools’ education programme works to bring the museum’s history collections alive so that school children throughout the South East region can be inspired to learn about and engage with Dorking’s fascinating story.

Making the museum more accessible to all is important to us, so that everyone has equal opportunity to learn, enjoy and be inspired.

Loan boxes:

Our loan boxes are now available to borrow once again.  Even though the Museum remains closed to the public for the time being,  the loan boxes can be collected and returned at pre-arranged times.  Covid-19 procedures are in place to ensure that you can safely use the loan boxes.

Our latest box is Archaeology:  Finding Evidence.”  The Evidence Loan Box is designed for use with KS2 and KS3 students to demonstrate the process of  finding evidence and its importance in archaeological and historical enquiry.   This loan box shows how archaeological evidence is uncovered and includes objects made from different  materials and  dating to different periods of history.

Loan boxes are an effective and affordable way of bringing the museum into your classroom.  Our loan boxes contain some or all of the following:  historic Dorking photographs, real and replica objects, photos of; and information on the period objects,  items of costume, maps,  information sheets and suggested activities. They are designed to support teaching and learning of National Curriculum topics.

Our loan boxes are an excellent means of supporting a range of Local History studiesDorking’s Story Through Time – Local History Loan Box is packed with resources that are based on the Museum’s exhibitions and displays.

Please click on each link for further information and contents of boxes

Toy Loan Box

Victorian Loan Box

Dorking’s Stories – World War One.

World War Two Loan Box

Dorking’s Story Through Time – Local History Loan Box

Two resources available online, can be used independently of this loan box

Dorking at Home

Dorking in Person Loan Box

Rocks and Fossils Loan Box

Archaeology:  Finding Evidence

To complement and extend the information found in the loan boxes – please take a look at our Exhibition pages. 

The boxes can be borrowed for a period of a half term.  It is the responsibility of the borrowing school / teacher to collect and return the loans box.

Charges for school and other youth and community groups are as follows:

  • Loan Boxes £25.00 per half term
  • School, youth and community group visits to the Museum – £1.00 per child with £15.00 minimum. Accompanying adults are free.

Additional teaching and learning resources may be available in our archives.  Please contact the archivist.

The personal information we collect from you is used solely for your booking. The data will not be shared with any third party, and will be held securely in accordance with current data protection legislation. For more information please read our Privacy Notice.

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