Loan Boxes

Borrow one of our loan boxes to bring objects from the past into your classroom, inspiring children’s imagination at the start of a project. They also help develop your class’s enquiry skills and are a great tool to support post-visit work.

Boxes contain a mix of replica and real objects, photos, documents and teacher’s notes.

Woolly’s Treasure Chest

This special box of handling objects and museum picture books is especially designed for nursery and early years groups.

You can use these resources to introduce the museum before a visit, or to provide useful follow-up activities. 

This loan box contains:

  • 1 soft toy mammoth – Woolly!
  • 2 leaf plates
  • 1 antler
  • 1 tortoise shell
  • 1 fragment of Egyptian painting
  • 1 bag with 13 Roman coins
  • 4 Roman pottery fragments
  • 4 fossils – including 1 ammonite, 1 shell, 1 squid
  • 2 pieces of coral
  • 2 sharks teeth and 1 cow’s tooth
  • 1 peacock feather
  • 1 large shell and bag of smaller shells
  • 1 torch
  • 1 magnifying glass
  • 1 pair of binoculars
  • 1 soft toy turtle
  • 1 story book – Oscar and Arabella
  • 1 museum photo picture book – Adventures with Woolly at Ipswich Museum

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