5 September 2023—28 June 2024

Loan box: How we used to live – Victorian children

Explore how we used to live with our new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) themed loan boxes.

This box contains:

  • a slate & chalk stick
  • a tin for mints
  • a jar of ‘boiled sweets’
  • a candle & candlestick
  • an enamel jug & bowl
  • a button hook
  • a pair of curling tongs
  • ceramic hot water bottle
  • a pinafore & mop cap
  • a sailor collar
  • a straw hat
  • a china doll
  • a cup & ball toy
  • information about each object and the seaside in the past

Please fill in our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss your loan. Please be aware that our loan boxes are usually only available for Bristol schools.  We sometimes lend them to schools in neighbouring authorities, subject to availability, so please contact us. Each loan box is collected from, and returned to, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on a pre-arranged date and time agreed with the Learning Team.

Please read the Conditions of Loan before requesting your loan box.

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

Loan boxes for EYFS