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**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.


Important Information

Who can borrow?

Education organisations with premises. Museum of Classical Archaeology (MOCA) Loan Boxes are primarily aimed at KS2 and therefore primary schools will be given priority.


Collection and Return

Loan boxes must be collected and returned Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Please note: that we are closed on Mondays, so special arrangements will need to be made in advance for collection or return on this day.

We do understand that these collection and return arrangements are restrictive, but we need to ensure that our loan boxes (and our objects) are returned direct to Museum staff. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss collection or return further.


Fees and Costs

Our Loan Box Service is free of charge.  However, there are obligations and borrowers are liable for the costs of repair, restoration and replacement up to the total value of the box. MOCA reserves the right to charge late fees. For further information, please see the Terms and Conditions.

Value of each Box: £500
Late fees: £20 per week, to be invoiced to the school/organisation, payable within 30 days of the date of the invoice


How to Borrow

Please complete the Loan Box Online Booking Form to request to borrow a loan box. Our Education and Outreach Coordinator will be in touch to agree dates and will send you a loan agreement to sign and return.

If you would like to discuss any of the terms and conditions in advance, please contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Justyna Ladosz


Telephone: (01223) 767044   


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

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

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