Museum Loan Box Service

Discover our free museum loan boxes for primary schools!


Since 1970, Bank of England banknotes have featured real life people from our past. Banknotes are a way to celebrate the achievements of people who shaped the world. What is it that made these people so important? Request a loan box for your classroom and dive in!

What’s included?

This new, free initiative explores the people and designs that appear on banknotes. Each box contains real banknotes alongside educational resources for teachers that explore the lives and achievements of the people that appear on them.

Who can borrow a museum loan box?

They are suitable for students studying Key Stage 2 / Second Level and can support a number of curriculum subjects including history, English and science. 

How long can I borrow a box for?

Each box can be borrowed for up to 6 weeks.

How are the boxes delivered and collected?

We will organise a courier to deliver and collect the boxes (which could take place anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday). If you borrow a loan box, it is important that a teacher is available between these times to receive and return the loan box on the confirmed dates.

Our Loan Boxes

Sounds great! How can I receive a loan box?

If you are interested in borrowing a box for your school, please complete our request form.

Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

This page was last updated 05 July 2023

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