The West Somerset Railway Heritage Trust WSRHT

The Loans collection

EYFS/KS1 Boxes

Seaside Holidays

Edwardian Homes

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

KS2 Boxes

The Industrial Revolution

WW2 and Evacuation

Based on themes explored in some of our most popular museum learning sessions, and ranging from EYFS to KS2, the WSRHT’s Loan boxes are designed to give children a more genuine insight into a period of history by offering the opportunity to gain tactile experience of handling objects from the past. 

Each box contains a collection of objects and costumes from the museum collection, in addition to a teachers’ information pack containing background information, worksheets, challenge cards and a large selection of photos which can be used to support your class throughout your chosen topic. 

Available for a period of up to three weeks, Loans Boxes cost just £20 to borrow and are available for collection from the Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard.

Click on the tiles to find out more about the contents of each box:

Teacher

Cutcombe School (WW2 Box)

"Really hands on…The children really enjoyed holding things. It brought the concept of size/amount into reality when we looked at the food".