Loans Boxes for 'Hands on Learning'

Loan box Hands on Learning Hands on Learning

Discover the past at both the Museum and Museum Store

Help with project work

  • The Museum is open to schools and community groups on Mondays (booking essential)
  • The Museum Store is open Wednesday mornings, by email appointment
  • Local historians can help with enquiries and research
  • Discover maps, books, paintings, prints & photographs

We contribute to the Loan Box service from Reading Museum

  • Boxes provide real objects for children to feel and examine
  • Chosen objects are packaged into over 1,500 loan boxes, together with teaching material
  • Visit their Loans Online site to browse or book loan boxes
  • Sessions are taught in the galleries at Reading Museum
  • Sessions can be taught in the classroom, led by trained museum staff

Loan boxes containing objects from Windsor & Royal Borough Museum include:

  • 19th Century; Maidenhead's Victorian Industries (H330), Weights & Measures (H333)
  • 20th Century; World War II (H331 & H332) and 1950s Home Life (H334)
  • Windsor Great Park (H335), Woodworking (H336), Saxon Settlement (H337)
  • Windsor and the Railway (H338), Windsor Castle (H339)

Memory Boxes

  • For older members of the community
  • Boxes are packed with artefacts, documents and photographs
  • Reminiscence sessions can have very positive outcomes for patients with memory loss & dementia
  • To borrow these boxes, please contact 01189 901 5118 or
  • Details of box contents, sessions and related charges can be found at Reading Museum

Reading Museum & Town Hall
Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
0118 937 3400

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Modified: 2014-03-06
Published: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:03:41
Author: Amelia Evans
Editor: Allison.Helyer
RDCMS ID: 4919