Theme boxes are a fantastic way to support class projects, topics or complement our onsite workshops throughout the year. Full of engaging and interesting handling resources both originals and replicas they will bring history to life right there in your classroom! We have a wide range of boxes, however if you can’t find what you’re looking for please get in touch and we will try to help. Suitable for both Primary and Secondary schools.
Discover what toys Victorian children would have played with using a huge range of replica wooden, metallic and windup toys for your group to try out.
Whether it was a small family cottage or a large middle class townhouse, life in a Victorian home was very different to life in a modern one. This box contains a variety of Victorian household objects to explore.
Toys Through Time
Explore the different toys that have been played with through the decades including role play games, wooden, metal and plastic toys.
Discover how labour intensive a simple everyday task such as washing clothing was within Victorian households. This box is full of original and replica objects including washboard, flat iron, poss stick, carbolic soap and costume.
Victorian School Day
Learn all about Victorian schooling. This box contains items such as slates, inkwells, an abacus, maths cards, old photographs and a school bell.
Find out how different a Victorian kitchen was compared to our kitchen today. This box contains items such as bellows, pans, butter pats, wooden utensils, documents and old photographs.
Victorian Costume (KS1 & KS2 Class Packs)
A great way to get into character by dressing up as Victorians, this box is a great way to complement our other Victorian themed boxes and contains 17 sets of mop caps/pinafores and flat caps/waistcoats.
Perfect for exploring how our pre-historic ancestors would have lived within Teesside and developed with Tees Archaeology and River Tees Rediscovered. This box is full of authentic replicas including jet stones, skins, flint, bronze and pottery.
Explore Anglo-Saxon life with this box full of exciting replicas based on local and national archaeological finds. This box contains clay pots, coins, sword hilt, shield boss and costume as well as a replica of the Sutton Hoo helmet.
English Civil War
Explore the Civil War era and how it impacted the local area both for soldiers and ordinary people. This box contains flags, lobster pot helmet, musketeer costume, cutlery set, replica food and reference books.
World War I: The Home Front
Learn about what life was like for the people in Britain during the war years. Full of original objects that explore the realities of how the war years affected the people of Teesside including propaganda, women’s roles and everyday life.
World War I: A Soldier’s Life
This box is full of original and replica items that highlight the realities of being out on the front line for a soldier. It includes uniform, Brodie helmet, medical supplies pack and Princess Mary Tin amongst many other items.
World War II: The Home Front
Discover what life was like for those left at home during the war years including rationing and evacuation. This box contains items such as a gas mask, evacuee suitcase, propaganda posters and warden helmet.
Take a historical trip to the beach with this fun collection of objects and memorabilia. Look inside to find original and replica artefacts including swimming trunks, souvenirs, penny lick and archive photographs.
Dive into the swinging 60s with this box full of wonderful colours and textures! A large selection of original clothing, books, pottery and soft furnishings. Also includes records of a local royal appearance at the Billingham Forum.