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Loan Boxes

**Please note: Loan boxes are not currently available. We apologise for the inconvenience.**

Loan Boxes from our Museum are a brilliant way to bring the Greeks and Romans back to the classroom: they are packed with both replica and original objects which make great primary teaching resources back at school.

We offer separate Greeks and Romans Loan Boxes to support the Key Stage 2 History curriculum. Our Museum Loan Boxes make especially useful classroom tools for learning about daily life in ancient Greece and Rome – children can get their hands on things which people who lived over 2000 years ago really held and used. And don't worry, we also include information and guidance for teachers to help you get the most out of our resources.

Our Loan Boxes

ROMANS LOAN BOX – contains wax writing tablets, oil lamps, a strigil, jewellery and more.

GREEKS LOAN BOX – contains athletic equipment (a discus, long-jump weights) for thinking about the Olympic Games, as well as coins, oil lamps and more.

How to Borrow a Loan Box

Schools may borrow the Loan Boxes for up to a month - you will need to be able to come to the Museum to pick the box up and to return it when you are finished.

To make arrangements to borrow one of the Loan Boxes, contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Jennie Thornber


Telephone: (01223) 767044   


Why not combine use of a Loan Box with a school trip to the Museum?

Find out more about our education service and how to book.

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge

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Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-1pm (univ. term time only)
Sun: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Saturday opening will resume on Saturday 19 January 2019. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.



We regret that the Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Faculty of Classics will be closed on the morning of Monday 10 December 2018 for essential maintenance work. The Museum will open for the afternoon at 1pm and will close at 5pm, as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Christmas Closure

We will close on Friday 21 December 2018 at 5pm and will reopen on Monday 7 January at 10am.



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