Loan Boxes

Headstone Manor & Museum’s Loan Boxes are a fun and hands on way for children to learn about the past.

Fancy handling Roman pottery made by Harrow’s first residents or ducking for cover in a genuine WWII helmet?

Our Loans Box Service provides teachers with the opportunity to develop their teaching across the curriculum with a wide range of historical artefacts, replica objects and useful resources. They inspire a range of classroom activities to help you deliver desired learning outcomes with enjoyment and fun!

The boxes cover a wide range of topics including nine new boxes created especially with Harrow’s history in mind. These boxes are crammed full of information, images and objects related to the Harrow area.

Harrow’s History Boxes

  • Olympics – Ancient and Modern
  • Romans
  • Saxons
  • Tudors
  • Victorian (Home Life)
  • World War II
  • Toys from the Past
  • Transforming Harrow – twentieth century local history
  • Learning through the Ages 

General History Boxes

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Vikings
  • Aztecs
  • Medieval Realms
  • Victorian: Childhood

Complete list of box contents

For more information on using our Loans Boxes or to book please contact the learning team on

Please note: We are not currently taking any new Loan Box bookings for Autumn 2023.