We have a range of different resources for you to borrow or download. We hope to add to this list of resources as time goes on. If you have an idea for something we could offer that we don't please let us know.
Our loan collections are themed and contain real historical and archaeological artefacts. They are available to borrow for up to three weeks. Schools with a Discovery Package can borrow the loan boxes for free. The cost for maintained Poole Schools is £25 and £30 for other schools.
You can find a list of our boxes below. We have lots of other items to borrow, so if you can't see what you want on the list, please enquire.
Victorian artefacts related to domestic and school life.
Britain since the 1930s
Artefacts relating to home life, shopping, leisure and work.
Evidence in action - archaeology
Archaeological artefacts from the Middle Stone Age onwards. Includes, flint tools, pottery, coins, environmental archaeology samples and some of the tools of the trade.
Evidence in action - documents and maps
Copies of photographs, maps and documents. Includes games and activities to promote historical enquiry skills.
Everything you need for an old fashioned trip to the seaside, including Punch and Judy.
World War II
Objects from the war years.
Old fashioned and traditional toys to look at and play with.
We currently have two source packs for you to download. Please email us if you would like the resources associated with the Right to Vote source pack.
We run a programme of INSET sessions which you can book on. Please enquire for times and dates. We can also arrange to deliver additional sessions for groups (minimum of eight participants and a maximum of 12).
Half day sessions can be combined to create a full day programme.