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Museum in a Box Loan Boxes

Victorian Schoolroom Loan BoxDolly Tub from Domestic Life loan boxRemembrance Loan Box

We offer a wide range of loan boxes that can be used with groups, schools, in care homes, hospitals, or just at home with family and friends.

Each box is packed with objects, information and activities, some that link to the National Curriculum and others that are perfect for reminiscence.

If you’re not sure which box is best for you, just give us a call.


Loan boxes cost £41 per week for schools or £7 per day for community groups.

Please note: All Loan boxes need to be collected from and returned to Portland basin Museum. As these loan boxes are part of our handling collection, from time to time we may need to remove or replace some objects.

For all loan box enquires please contact Portland Basin Museum on 0161 342 5480

We offer boxes on a wide range of topics including Toys, Second World War Home Front, Romans and First World War.

Find a full list of loan boxes and their contents here  


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0161 342 5480
0161 343 2869
Portland Basin Museum
Portland Place
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