Bring your history lessons to life by hiring a handling box of themed items and resources


Boxes contain a mixture of original objects, replicas, activities, books, sounds, images, information sheets and even dressing up items; can also sometimes be supplemented or tailored with extra information, so feel free to ask. We can sometimes also loan boxes of dressing up items on a particular period, as we use lots of dressing up in our sessions.

Handling boxes are available to hire at £35 for a 2 week period and can be collected from Weston Museum up to 3 days before the hire period begins. If you would like to enquire about or book a handling box, just contact the museum team.

Click on the buttons below to view contents lists for the different handling box topics: 

Some boxes are more suited to KS1 and others KS2, but the wonderful thing about objects is that they can be used for many ages and abilities, so this is not a hard and fast rule! Please note that the documents below are PDF documents - if you are having trouble opening them, then please check that you have an up to date Adobe PDF viewer or similar programme installed on your computer or device.


Learning Sessions

Exciting, hands-on learning sessions covering a range of historical topics and featuring a mixture of crafts, handling items and dressing up

Class Museum

Create your own class or even school museum displays to showcase your learning. This package includes a tailored session on making displays, as well as supporting resources for use back in the classroom

Scouts and Guides

'Twilight at the Museum' Package for Scouting and Guiding groups. Enjoy a fun and exclusive visit to the museum, as well as a pack of resources for further activities