Museum Loan Boxes

We have an inspirational collection of loan boxes for schools, which can be used in your classroom to support delivery of the National Curriculum in an exciting and hands-on-way.

Object handling allows pupils to use all their senses, such as touch, sight and smell, often leading to a more memorable experience. Our loan boxes are a great way to bring a subject to life and enhance classroom-based learning.

Macclesfield Museums Loan Boxes

Macclesfield Museums Loan Boxes

Each box is themed according to the contents. Choose from:

  • Ancient Egyptians
  • Local History – Macclesfield Silk Industry
  • Victorian School Days & Daily Life
  • World War II – Containing genuine and replica artefacts, photographs and documents
  • Museum in a box – artefacts from a range of time periods and materials.  Designed to introduce the idea of a museum to EYFS and lower KS1 students.


£45 for a half term
£75 for a full term

Safety First: We constantly review our loan procedures and follow government guidance and operate processes used by public libraries.

We operate socially distant collection and return procedures, payment will be required via BACS and there will be a quarantine period for materials between loans. Please contact us for further information.

Email [email protected] with your preferred loan box choice and a member of our team will contact you.

Ash Grove Academy - Working in a silk mill

Ash Grove Academy - Working in a silk mill

Pupils at Ash Grove Academy in Macclesfield have been investigating life in the Silk Industry.  They have researched objects linked to working in a mill and have made use of a museum loan box in their classroom.