We can offer schools a variety of object boxes filled with interesting document and object replicas from historical eras! A knowledgeable museum staff member can drop off the object box at your school, introducing its contents to pupils. Then boxes can be borrowed by schools for a period of time.

The object boxes we currently offer are:

World War One

  • In the Trenches — Find out what it was like to fight in the muddy and cold trenches on the Western Front by looking through a Tommy’s possessions!
  • The Global War — World War One effected the entire world. Learn about soldiers from the Commonwealth and their contribution to the war effort.
  • The Gretna Girl’s Suitcase — What items did a munitions worker at HM Factory Gretna own? A hairbrush? A autograph book? A perfume? Find out by going through a Gretna Girl’s suitcase.

World War Two

  • The Evacuee’s Suitcase — delve into the suitcase of a WW2 evacuee. Discover their most treasured possessions, and learn about life on the Home Front during War.

If you are interested in receiving one of our object boxes, please email laura@devilsporridge.org.uk