9 January—21 June 2024

School loan box: Toys in the past

Discover more about the toys that children played with in the past.

This loan box of real and replica objects contains:

1 x Toys in the Past and Present sorting game
1 x kaleidoscope
1 x ‘bug eye’ kaleidoscope
5 x painted wooden spinning tops
1 x tin toy tea set
1 x porcelain doll
1 x wooden cup and ball
1 x wooden train or truck
1 x wooden skittles game
1 x game of jacks
1 x wind up wooden dolls
1 x wooden bear and man toy

Information about each object and  suggestions for activities.

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1

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. We regret that we do not deliver or collect loan boxes.

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 suitable for EYFS & KS1